Posted on Dec 16, 2019 2021 11:59:00
The quarter-liter adventure tourer of the Italian brand has an 18-liter tank and a ground clearance of 170 mm.
Benelli launched his quarter-liter adventure tourer, the TRK 251, at Rs 2.51 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
- Gets fully digital instrumentation and LED lighting
- Borrow its 249cc engine from the Leoncino 250
- Equipped with USD fork and 18 liter fuel tank
During the BS4 era, Benelli offered a number of 250cc models in India, but since BS6 emission standards came into effect the company’s smallest motorcycle for our market has been the 374cc Imperiale 400 Now, quarter-liter offerings are making a comeback, starting with the just launched TRK 251 Adventure Tourer.
It is powered by a liquid-cooled 249cc single-cylinder engine, the same engine that operates in the Leoncino 250 which was previously offered in India. The power figures are 25.8 hp and 21.1 Nm, which is slightly lower than that of its direct rival, the KTM 250 Adventure, which offers 29.9 hp and 24 Nm. The Austrian is also more affordable, at Rs 2.30 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The small TRK is held by a steel trellis frame, suspended from a USD fork and monoshock. Despite being marketed as an adventure touring vehicle, its ground clearance is only 170mm, which equates to something like a Yamaha R15 V4. What will help it touring is its large 18-liter fuel tank, which, combined with the 250cc engine, should provide enormous range.
With 17 inch alloy rims at both ends, the TRK has a clear focus on the road and it also rides on very street-oriented Metzeler Sportec tires. Up front you get an LED headlight, fully digital instrumentation, and dual-channel ABS.
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