Benelli 502 C : Overview
Are you a die-hard fan of the Ducati Diavel? But cannot afford it due to its high price, and huge cost of maintenance? Well then, this article is for you because Benelli has just launched the 502 C which looks very similar to the Diavel and is very affordable as compared to it. Launched today itself, The Benelli 502 C is going to be an important product for Benelli as it is their first mid-size cruiser bike in India, and it would be interesting to see how it fares with the competition!
Hello two-wheeler enthusiasts and readers at MotorBhai! We welcome you all to yet another article of our “Upcoming bikes 2021” section in which we would be discussing one of the hottest and most awaited upcoming bikes which would be launching in India this year. And today we would be discussing the Benelli 502 C which has been launched today i.e., 29th July 2021. Although Benelli had already started taking bookings for the 502C from 8th July.
Benelli entered India in 2014 with DSK Motowheels, and currently they have 4 bikes that are offered in the Indian market which are,
- Benelli Imperiale 400
- Benelli Leoncino 500
- Benelli TRK
- Benelli TRK 502X
And now the 502 C, which is going to be their fifth offering in the Indian market. So, what is the Benelli 502C is going to be all about, what are its engine specifications, its rivals, and most importantly what is its pricing, (which has been announced today!) let’s get started to talk about all this right away!
The Benelli 502 C has the same engine which powers the TRK 502 and the Leoncino which is a 500cc parallel-twin BS6-compliant engine that churns out the same power 46.8bhp at 8500rpm and maximum torque of 46Nm at 6000rpm and comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Comes with a massive fuel tank of 21 liters which is respectable by cruiser bike standards.
The Benelli 502C has a 41mm upside-down forks suspension at the front and a Telescopic coil spring oil damped, 50 mm suspension setup at the rear and has a respectable ground clearance of 170mm.
Specs & Dimensions
|Max power||46.8bhp at 8500rpm|
|Max Torque||46Nm at 6000rpm|
|Fuel Tank capacity||21 liters|
|Overall Length||2,240 mm|
|Overall Width||950 mm|
|Overall Height||1,140 mm|
|Ground Clearance||170 mm|
|Seat Height||750 mm|
|Front Suspension||Upside down telescopic fork, ø41mm Outer Tube|
|Rear Suspension||Telescopic coil spring oil damped, 50 mm|
|Front Brakes||Dual discs, diameter 280 mm|
|Rear Brakes||Disc, diameter 240 mm|
|Front Tire Size||120/70ZR17|
|Rear Tire Size||160/60ZR17|
Design and Looks
The Benelli 502 C will remind you of the Ducati Diavel 1260 from any angle you look at it or be it the floating single-piece seat design, or the visible trellis frame, it will remind you of the Ducati. It sports a strong and muscular but minimal design language which is sure to attract a lot of people. It has neat lines flowing through it, which provides a subtle look to it. The handlebar is wide, and the overall sitting ergonomics is of a typical cruiser bike. The aesthetically designed rear view mirrors also add to the muscular look. Overall, we love the design of this bike, and one cannot mistake it for a Ducati Diavel initially. The Benelli 502 C is available in two colors which are:
- Matt Cognac Red
- Matt Black
In terms of features, the Benelli 502 C has pretty much everything and more which you expect from a premium bike from this range. Some of its features that set it apart are listed below!
- Fully digital instrumental console.
- Double barrel exhaust
- Adjustable clutch
- Pirelli Angel tires
- Steel-tube trellis frame
- Laid back riding ergonomics
- 280 mm dual front discs, 240 mm single rear disc equipped with dual-channel ABS as standard.
- All LED lights
- 17-inch Alloy wheels
- Upside Down forks
Prices & Rivals
The Benelli 502 C is priced at ₹ 4.98 lakhs, (ex-showroom) and has been launched today, 29th July 2021. It does not have a direct rival as of now, but it sits between the 47.6PS Royal Enfield Interceptor and the 61 PS Kawasaki Vulcan S, both these bikes are powered by 650cc parallel-twin cylinder engines. And both these bikes have a huge price gap compared to the Benelli.
Also, it is priced close to its siblings, the Benelli Leoncino and the 502 X. All these three bikes are different from each other and serve a different purpose to the rider. Which one would you pick, let us know in the comment below! 😉
The 502 C is a promising bike from Benelli which offers a great set of features, stunning looks, and a great engine. Anyone who loves the Ducati Diavel but is not willing to spend that extra amount for the Ducati can go for the 502 C which is easier to maintain too, Also, talking about the pricing we feel its decent, but the buyer can be persuaded to buy other bikes from Benelli which are almost priced the same as mentioned above. But we do feel the Benelli 502 C should do well in the highly competitive Indian market!
With this, we would like to end this article here, stay tuned as we bring you more info about the 502 C in the future, in the meanwhile you can let us know what you think about the bike, in the comments section below! We would love to hear your opinions. Also do not forget to follow Motorbhai on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & subscribe to our Youtube channel for the latest updates related to the two-wheeler industry. We would see you soon in yet another article!
Till then stay safe, and ride safe!