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Benelli TRK 251, TRK 502 change into dearer, once more | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

That is the most recent in a collection of value hikes for Benelli’s TRK line-up, regardless of no modifications being made to the bikes.

Benelli has as soon as once more hiked costs for its TRK line-up of journey tourers – the most up-to-date hike was in March this 12 months. The smaller TRK 251 and the bigger pair of TRK 502s are each affected, and costs have gone up by as a lot as Rs 20,000 in some circumstances. 

The TRK 251, famously launched at a beginning value of Rs 2.51 lakh, is now priced between Rs 2.73 lakh and Rs 2.83 lakh. Up to now, it was priced between Rs 2.64 lakh and Rs 2.74 lakh, so the hike on this case is a large Rs 9,000.

However the TRK 502 fashions are worse off, seeing a value soar to the tune of Rs 20,000. The extra road-focused TRK 502 now prices between Rs 5.42 lakh and Rs 5.52 lakh (vs Rs 5.24 lakh to Rs 5.34 lakh earlier), whereas the extra off-road prepared TRK 502X is now priced between Rs 5.89 lakh and Rs 6.04 lakh (vs Rs 5.69 lakh to Rs 5.84 lakh earlier).

In the meantime, the model additionally elevated the costs of Imperiale 400 by Rs 4,000

Regardless of the sharp improve in costs, there are not any modifications to the bikes, and we’re but to obtain the up to date TRK 502 that made its international debut final month. New options on the up to date bikes embody the addition of a TFT show and heated grips, so it’s fairly doubtless that costs might go up additional nonetheless when the replace finally lands in India.

Whereas Benelli’s merchandise usually depart us wanting for extra, the corporate did as soon as have a status for with the ability to undercut its rivals on pricing. That doesn’t appear to be the case anymore, although. 

The TRK 251’s most direct rival, the KTM 250 Journey, prices a very good deal lower than it, at Rs 2.35 lakh. Different opponents just like the Suzuki V-Strom SX are extra inexpensive, at Rs 2.11 lakh. The TRK 502 faces even stiffer competitors within the type of the extraordinarily likeable Honda CB500X. That bike is itself perceived as costly, with its Rs 5.80 lakh price ticket, however the TRK line-up now extends even additional up than that, even though the Honda is a considerably lighter, higher constructed motorbike.

*all costs ex-showroom, Delhi

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