Benelli has thrown down the gauntlet with its impressive lineup for 2024, headlined by the formidable TRK 702X.
The TRK 702X emerges as the flagship model for the 2024 Benelli model lineup, boasting a robust liquid-cooled 698cc parallel-twin engine offering 70 hp at 8,000 rpm and 51.6 foot-pounds of torque at 6,000 rpm. The bike’s transmission feature, a clutch-side removable 6-speed gearbox complete with a wet slipper clutch and torque converter, assures smooth gear transitions, enhancing the riding experience across diverse conditions.
The chassis of the TRK 702X, a blend of steel trellis and plated frame, is engineered for durability and performance. The frame is complemented by an advanced suspension system featuring upside-down 50 mm forks and an aluminum swinging arm fitted with an adjustable rear shock.
Braking capabilities include dual 320 mm discs at the front and a single 260 mm disc at the rear. The TRK 702X has 19″ front and 17″ rear aluminum alloy rims adorned with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires, providing exceptional grip and performance in the dirt and asphalt.
Benelli has elevated the rider experience on the TRK 702X with a suite of modern features, including a 5″ TFT color display with Bluetooth connectivity, allowing riders to stay connected on the go. The inclusion of backlit handlebar controls, USB sockets, and a navigation-enabled smartphone app via WIFI further accentuates the bike’s appeal to tech-savvy adventurers. LED lighting, a generous 5.3-gallon fuel tank, and rear grab rails for passenger security underscore Benelli’s attention to detail. Available in Anthracite Grey, Forest Green, White, and Moon Grey, the Benelli TRK 702X has an MSRP of $8,499.
The TRK 702 street version has similar features, except for 17-inch wheels rolling on 120/70ZR17 and 160/60ZR17 tires. The front brakes have increased power and feel for the added traction of paved roads, and the rear axle travel is reduced to a still-opulent 6.0 Inches (154mm). The Benelli TRK 702 is available in Anthracite Grey, Forest Green, and Pearl White and has an MSRP of $7,899.
The TRK 502X adventure bike sounds impressive with its liquid-cooled in-line parallel twin-cylinder engine, producing 47.6 hp at 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 34 foot-pounds at 6000 rpm. The bike has a worthy suspension system, ample braking capability, and a host of standard features like handguards, adjustable handlebars, a center stand, crash bars, and a luggage rack. It also has an affordable price tag of $6,699.
The Imperiale 400 is a perfect homage to the 1950’s Motobi Imperiale, created by Giuseppe Benelli, and offers a retro riding experience with its single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that meets Euro5 requirements. It has a double-cradle steel frame, conventional front suspension and twin shocks at the rear, and vintage aesthetics like a two-piece seat, rubber knee pads on the fuel tank, pea-shooter muffler, and conventional blinkers. The bike is available in Glossy Black, Maroon, and Glossy Silver for $4,899.
The 302S is a friendly and competent naked motorcycle with a smooth and comfortable ride. It has a 300cc vertical liquid-cooled DOHC parallel twin engine, six-speed transmission, and chain drive. The bike has a steel-trellis chassis, 41 mm inverted fork legs, and a right-side-mounted, linkage-free, single shock at the rear. It also boasts dual floating wavy front rotors with four-piston calipers, stainless, braided brake lines, and a single rotor at the back. The bike’s LCD digital display is impressive, showing an analog tachometer, clock, speedometer, gear selection, odometers, fuel level, and temperature gauge. The bike is available in white, Flash Green, Red, and Matte Black at an affordable price of $4,799.
The TNT135 is a single-cylinder, air-cooled bike that comes with a four-valve, twin-spark, 135cc, Euro5 powerplant, producing 13 hp at 9,000 rpm and 7.4 ft. lbs. at 7,000 rpm. The bike has a steel trellis chassis, 41 mm upside-down front fork legs, and a single rear shock with spring pre-load adjustability. It also features ABS and comes in white, Red, Flash Green, and Black with an MSRP of $3,199.