2018 Thai Motor Expo saw many potential products for various Asian markets. Benelli 502S cruiser was one among them, showing a huge amount of potential for the Indian market. The styling is shared with Benelli 402S cruiser that was first seen at EICMA 2017. The design lines are inspired from Ducati xDiavel while power comes from a familiar 500cc, parallel-twin engine, producing 46.9 HP of maximum power. Benelli claims a top speed of 160 kph for the cruiser. The niche performance brand is planning to enter the middleweight segment through these twin cylinder products. They even have a Scrambler and Adventure tourer based on the body style.
The front comes with an impressive LED headlight, looking flat from the side and matching with the gloss finished black visible frame of the motorcycle. The USD forks are shared with other Benelli products while short yet sharp fender looks amazing on its profile. The front comes with dual disc brakes with ABS while rear shows unique exhaust design on the 502S. The majority of bulk is situated around the fuel tank as the rear end comes with shorter than ever tail section and an independent tire hugger. The seat seems practical for a single rider only.
The forward set foot-pegs guarantee a good level of comfort for the rider on the highway. Benelli will use an all-digital console with LED lights for different indications. The handlebar stays casual and offers an impressive sitting position. The rear view mirrors are uniquely designed for a cruiser. Benelli is preparing for another entry into India through their collaboration with Mahavir group. The list of products listed currently includes TNT300, TNT600i, and 302R. Upcoming products from Benelli include 302S, 402S, and 502S, along with Leoncino Scrambler with different engine sizes. They even have the TRK range of adventure motorcycles on their side.
Benelli 502S Photos
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