Benelli 502C is launch in India at a starting price of Rs. 4.98 Lakh rupee (ex-showroom Delhi). It looks like Ducati Diavel 1260 not that much same. Benelli 502C is on the havier side at 216kg. But in India Benelli company launches third bke which is based on 500cc engine. Because it is the first modern cruiser bike in India which is parallel-twin engine. 502C comes with a massive 21-litre fuel tank which gives a mileage of 20-25kmpl which is impressive for a 500cc segment. So the fuel reserve in this bike is 3L.
Engine and Transmission
Talking about the engine of this bike it comes with 500cc parallel-twin, 2cylinder inline 4 liquid cooled engine which produces 47.5PS of max power at 8500rpm. And 46NM of peak torque at 6000rpm. So It is comes with 6-speed gearbox and inside the engine a tubular steel trellis frame. There is 69mm bore and 66.8mm of stroke along with 11.5:1 compression ratio which is BS6 emite. Because it is chain drive type but in the Ducati Diavel comes with belt type system. Which is not that much expensive to maintain. The clutch system is wet multi-plate with TLI ignition.
Benelli 502C specification
Talking about the suspension setup it comes with USD fork in front and adjustable pre-loaded monoshock. So, it has Arch bar truck chassis and the body type is sports Naked Bike. The lenth of Benelli is 2240mm, width is 950mm and the ground clearance is 170mm. It has 120/70-ZR17 front and 160/60-ZR17 rear tyre size which is tubeless. Talking about the safety features it has Dual channel ABS the front disc brake is 280mm and 240mm at the rear. So the meter console is all digital unit, Pass switch, LED headlight, and LED Tail Lights, etc.
This bike is Urban cruiser looking bike which is as similar to Diavel 1260. In this segment other company offering more but 502C is cheaper than those bikes. It competes with Kawasaki Z650, Honda Rebel 500, Kawasaki Vulcan S, etc.