Benelli TRK 702 on the way to fight against Yamaha Tracer 7
A bigger and more powerful version of Benelli’s popular TRK adventure tourer is on the way with a new 693cc engine to take on the Yamaha Tracer 7 and the new Triumph Tiger Sport 660.
The Benelli TRK 702 was discovered in the final production company when it was registered in China, where it will be marketed under the Chinese owners name of the Italian company, QianJiang (QJ Motor).
While the past 12 months have seen a veritable slew of new models emanating from QJ – some of which could come to Europe using the Benelli branding – this Benelli TRK 700 could become the most significant launch of the rejuvenated historic firm to date.
Based on the theme of the TRK 502, although this model sits in an unconventional market bridging the gap between low-displacement models and adventure touring cars with bigger engines, it has become a “hit”. sleep “for Italian society.
Indeed, although it has been on sale since 2017, the TRK 502 has risen to the top of Italian sales, so much so that it was almost entirely responsible for the fact that Benelli exceeded its 2020 sales figures in less. six-month period of 2021..
While there has been talk of a larger TRK model for some time, with many expecting it to use the Leoncino’s 800cc engine, this TRK 702 actually uses the 693cc engine that can be found in the Kawasaki Z650 and CFMoto 700 CL-X.
Taking these models as a basis, the Benelli TRK 702 should therefore produce around 75 hp, in addition to being fitted with a 19-inch dual-rim rear wheel and a weight of around 220 kg.
Reducing the “802” to a “702” could free up space for Benelli to add its developing 1000cc engine to the TRK, giving it a rival for the Yamaha Tracer 9 and Suzuki GSX-S1000 GT.