New 2024 Benelli TRK552 Unveiled

The new 2024 Benelli TRK552 adventure bike has been unveiled.

The TRK552 is the successor to the rather popular Benelli TRK502 which made its debut in 2017. The model had gone through several updates, although nothing substantial. However, the 400cc to 500cc adventure class has hotted up since, with several new players entering the arena including the KTM 390 Adventure, CFMoto 450 MT-X/Ibex, Royal Enfield Himalayan, Fantic Caballero 500, et al. So, it is high time that Benelli kick the middleweight TRK up a notch.

  • The old TRK502’s engine was pretty anaemic amongst its competition. So, the new 549cc parallel-twin engine bumps it up to 61 hp at 8,500 RPM and 54 Nm at 6,000 RPM.
  • Even better, the new engine uses a 270-degree crank to mimic the firing order of a 90-degree V-twin, ditching the old 360-degree crank which had both pistons rising and falling together.

  • The old bike was also very heavy for its category, so Benelli has brought the TRK552’s wet weight down to 226 kg (5 kg less). Dry weight should be around 215 kg.
  • LED lighting all around, replacing the archaic halogen and incandescent bulbs.

  • Adjustable Marzocchi suspension, front and rear, and a new aluminium swingarm.
  • J. Juan brakes with dual-channel ABS. J. Juan is now owned by Brembo.

  • New TFT screen with smartphone pairing (dumping the old poorly lit LCD).
  • There are no rides modes, however.

The 2024 Benelli TRK552 is currently on sale in China, so you can bet that the local distributor, MForce Holdings will bring it here soon. Watch this space.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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