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Benelli TRK 251 India Launch Price Rs 2.51 L – KTM 250 ADV Rival

New Benelli TRK 251 India Launch
New Benelli TRK 251 India Launch

Apart from KTM 250 Adventure, Benelli TRK 251 will rival the likes of Royal Enfield Himalayan as well

Benelli has ended the year 2021 with a bang as it has introduced its fifth model this year. After launching a scrambler, two adventure tourers and one cruiser this year, the Italian brand has launched its entry-level adventure bike in the form of TRK 251.

Offered at a starting price of Rs 2.51 lakh (ex-showroom), the motorcycle is currently the most affordable offering by Benelli in India. At this aggressive price range it directly competes with the KTM 250 ADV, which had a launch price of Rs 2.55 lakh, ex-sh. Price of KTM 250 were recently slashed by Rs 25k, and it now costs Rs 2.3 lakh ex-sh for limited period of time.

Benelli TRK 251 ADV – Design

Available in three striking colour options, TRK 251 takes a lot of styling inspirations from its older siblings- TRK 502 and TRK 502X. It gets signature ADV styling elements such as a pointy beak, a large windscreen upfront, a front-heavy quarter fairing, an exposed trellis frame and a sculpted fuel tank.

Sporty graphics are visible on the front and side fairing and tail section. The wide and tall handlebars aided with centre-set footpegs and an accessible saddle height of 800mm should offer comfortable riding ergonomics.

New Benelli TRK 251 India Launch
New Benelli TRK 251 India Launch

The twin-pod LED headlamp along with turn indicators mounted on the side fairings give the motorcycle a distinct appeal. Touring capabilities are enhanced with a luggage mounting rack and pannier boxes as an accessory.

Other common details include a side-on exhaust and a steep tail section. In terms of features TRK 251 is equipped with a fully digital LCD instrument console that displays a wide range of information such as speed, rpm, fuel level, gear position, time and trip meter. Like most ADVs in India, TRK 251 is a road-biased tourer, hence, it rides on 17-inch front and rear alloy wheels shod with road-purpose tyres.

Mechanical Specs

Hardware comprises a steel trellis frame suspended on USD forks up front and a T-swingarm type mono-shock absorber at rear. Braking duties are handled by 280 mm single disc with 4-piston callipers at front and 240mm single disc with a single-piston calliper at rear. Anchorage is aided with a dual-channel ABS as standard.

Powering TRK 251 is a familiar 249cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC motor which also propels Leoncino 250. This engine cranks out 25 bhp at 9,250 rpm and 21.2 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. This unit is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The bike offers a ground clearance of 170mm while it tips the weighing scales at 164kg. Bookings for TRK 251 had commenced earlier this month at a token amount of Rs 6,000 with deliveries slated to begin from January 2022.

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