Review : More on Benelli 502C and 752S
With aggressive lines and an eccentric spirit, 502C is the new urban cruiser from the Company of the Leoncino, designed for those who love to stand out with style and elegance on the city streets riding a bold, modern bike.
A revolution at Benelli, as it inaugurates its new cruiser line, offering a naked with a strong personality and contemporary design thanks to footpegs shifted forward, as required by custom tradition, comfortable and spacious seat with a height of 750 mm from the ground and a LED headlight assembly featuring an authentic and original design.Like other models of the range (Leoncino and TRK).
502C features the well established in-line four-stroke twin cylinder, liquid cooled engine with four valves per cylinder and double overhead camshaft, offering a smooth and extremely pleasant power delivery for optimum fuel consumption. Its maximum power is 47.6 hp (35 kW) at 8500 rpm, with torque of 45 Nm (3.6 kgm) at 5000 rpm.
The bike has a wet multiplate clutch, 6 speed gearbox, electronic injection with double throttle body measuring 37 mm in diameter.The tube trellis frame with steel plates emphasizes the cruiser spirit of this new motorcycle and ensures maximum agility and control. The suspensions on the front consist in an upside-down fork with 41 mm legs and 125 mm travel, and on the back a swinging arm with central monoshock featuring adjustable spring preload and a travel of 50 mm.
The braking system on the front end consists in double semi-floating 260 mm diameter discs, and the back end a 240 mm disc, with 4-piston callipers on the front and a single piston on the back. The 17″ aluminium alloy rims mount 120/70-R17
and 160/60-R17 tyres. The tank has a capacity of 21 litres, guaranteeing many kilometres of autonomy.
502C will be available in black and red starting next spring. The price is yet to be determined.
Born from the reinterpretation of the concepts of sportiness and elegance that have made the historic brand of Pesaro great, 752S marks the return of Benelli in the segment of “medium-large” displacement bikes with a hard, pure naked, a guarantee of absolute fun on the road and through the curves. After being presented as a prototype at the Milan Motor Show last year, the new Benelli 750 cc now comes in a definitive version, ready to be launched on the market.
Compact, dynamic, with a concrete, modern design, 752S is the bike designed to satisfy the instincts of every rider. The sturdy tube trellis frame with steel plates envelops the new Benelli four-stroke 750 cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine. Power and maximum torque are 77 hp at 8500 rpm and 67 Nm at 6500 rpm, for a constant and progressive thrust that will never overwhelm the less experienced motorcyclist. Double overhead camshaft timing, 4 valves per cylinder and electronic fuel injection with double throttle body.
The suspensions consist in a front upside-down Marzocchi fork with 50 mm diameter legs, a guarantee of stability and effectiveness throughout the entire 117 mm travel of the front suspension. On the back there is a swinging arm with central adjustable monoshock in the spring preload with a 45 mm travel.
The attention to safety and performance is confirmed by the characteristics of the Brembo braking system, with a double 320 mm diameter semi-floating disc on the front and fourpiston calliper, and a 260 mm diameter disc on the back with a single-piston floating calliper. The 17″ aluminium alloy rims mount 120/70-17 and 180/55-17 tyres. The tank has 14.5 litres of capacity.
752 S will be available in all Benelli dealerships in the colours white, black and green starting next summer. The price is yet to be determined.
Benelli 502 C Photos
Benelli 752S Photos
Source : Benelli