A new adventure bike from Benelli has been unveiled and will compete in the middleweight class against Yamaha Tenere 700s and Aprilia Tuareg 660s. The recently unveiled TRK 800 in all its glory will rank above the TRK 702 series and will be equipped with a more forward gear than the smaller displacement TRK models. The bike is expected to hit the global market in 2023, though exact launch information is yet to be known.
The new TRK 800 continues the aesthetics of the TRK 502 line in terms of style. A semi-fairing design with a high front fender, dual lug LED headlight with T-shaped LED DRL, adjustable windshield, hand guards, radiator cowls, Split-style saddle, an upswept exhaust system, protective pan, and wire-spoke wheels that can accommodate tubeless tires are just a few of the adventure-focused features. Visible light accents on the fuel tank, rear panel, handguards and passenger grab handles further enhance the design.
Powering the new TRK 800 is a liquid-cooled, Euro5-certified, 754cc, four-stroke, twin-cylinder, four-stroke engine that is also featured in Benelli’s Leoncino 800 series. This engine, which is linked to a six-speed gearbox, can produce up to at 76.2 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 47 lb-ft of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. Full LED lighting and a seven-inch color TFT display are included in the feature list as standard equipment. However, this motorcycle does not have a built-in camera that can be used to take photos and videos while riding, unlike the TRK 702 series. Also, the mid-weight adventure bike only has a a dual-channel ABS and a slipper assist clutch in terms of driving aids.
A 50-millimeter inverted front fork and rear monoshock from Marzocchi serve as the suspension for the Benelli adventure tourer. Rebound, compression and spring preload are all adjustable on the front forks, while spring preload and hydraulic rebound damping are on the monoshock. Brembo hardware is used for the brakes, which have a single 260-millimeter rotor in the rear and two 320-millimeter discs up front. The cross-spoke wheels have 19-inch and 17-inch front and rear diameters, respectively, and are fitted with 110/80 and 150/70 section tires.
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