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    Default Re: Looking for an Affordable ADV Tourer-Does the Benelli TRK 502 make sense?

    Why don't you look at the Tnt300? It may not be an Adv bike but works well as a tourer, you are 6'1 so this bike will be perfect for you, as for the service DSK has introduced something which lowers service costs. I think you should check out the Tnt300 ownership thread.

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    Default Re: Looking for an Affordable ADV Tourer-Does the Benelli TRK 502 make sense?

    Thanks abhishekilke ...
    Good suggestion ..I too have heard good things about the TNT 300.
    But if benelli brand and service is sorted and liveable...then I would stretch over to the TRK502
    What I was wondering is if the 502 worth it ...for its price (around 5lac, ) or should I live a less complicated life with the fi Himalayan.

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    An extremely capable off road Himalayan kept me happy off the road entire trip.

    Only problem was in highway and some inclines it felt underpowered and the ergonomics though very well balanced, a bit cramped for my frame and was requiring my knee to take a break quite often.
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    Default Re: Looking for an Affordable ADV Tourer-Does the Benelli TRK 502 make sense?

    Guys any news about the FI HIMALAYAN deliveries?

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    Default Re: Looking for an Affordable ADV Tourer-Does the Benelli TRK 502 make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by tripaccino View Post
    Guys any news about the FI HIMALAYAN deliveries?
    The TD vehicles are out. Delivery wise I heard it will take 30-45 days.
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    Default Re: Looking for an Affordable ADV Tourer-Does the Benelli TRK 502 make sense?

    Thanks Hemanz!
    Any changes except the obvious? I guess only time will tell about quality.

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    Default Re: Looking for an Affordable ADV Tourer-Does the Benelli TRK 502 make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by tripaccino View Post
    Thanks Hemanz!
    Any changes except the obvious? I guess only time will tell about quality.
    Check out the Himalayan thread someone has posted the pics of the new ones. Not much changes, I am hoping the parts and quality issues are sorted out a bit.

    And regarding the height issue. I am 6' 1 too. I agree sometimes legs/knees feel a bit odd while long distance touring, but I keep shifting my leg position, sometimes relax, sometimes pretend I am racing (but riding at 80) or sometimes I stretch my legs and keep in the crash guard. But as such, it hasn't been an issue for me bro.

    And yes, H is probably the only choice considering the amount of investment. Next closest is Dominar (not exactly adv, but an option). Do take the TD.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemanz View Post
    Check out the Himalayan thread someone has posted the pics of the new ones. Not much changes, I am hoping the parts and quality issues are sorted out a bit.

    And regarding the height issue. I am 6' 1 too. I agree sometimes legs/knees feel a bit odd while long distance touring, but I keep shifting my leg position, sometimes relax, sometimes pretend I am racing (but riding at 80) or sometimes I stretch my legs and keep in the crash guard. But as such, it hasn't been an issue for me bro.

    And yes, H is probably the only choice considering the amount of investment. Next closest is Dominar (not exactly adv, but an option). Do take the TD.


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    THanks for the reply.

    Im leaning towards the Himalayan compared to a Benelli which might cost twice as much and maybe thrice as much to maintain.

    Im convinced with its prowess off the road and have enjoyed it thoroughly,.Will wait to see the FI owner reviews and bring one home.

    Just wondering did you feel the lack of power/torque anytime? I felt it could use some more juice at many a time. Im no highway scorcher so high speed is not on my list. But I felt it tad but underpowered with luggage all up and crawling uphill

    Is there any way to stick some more juice into it. How good are these performance exhausts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tripaccino View Post
    THanks for the reply.

    Im leaning towards the Himalayan compared to a Benelli which might cost twice as much and maybe thrice as much to maintain.

    Im convinced with its prowess off the road and have enjoyed it thoroughly,.Will wait to see the FI owner reviews and bring one home.

    Just wondering did you feel the lack of power/torque anytime? I felt it could use some more juice at many a time. Im no highway scorcher so high speed is not on my list. But I felt it tad but underpowered with luggage all up and crawling uphill

    Is there any way to stick some more juice into it. How good are these performance exhausts?
    I have not ridden the BS4 one. But heard from a few guys that it's smooth and refined but feels underpowered (than the BS3). Would suggest you take a TD and experience it yourself.

    I don't fancy speed much bro. Initially yes, I did feel that it is underpowered for a 400cc on highways, I have got used to it now. On hills with luggage and pillion, haven't felt it to be underpowered, there is ample amount of torque that is churned out.

    Finally I have learnt one thing with H. "The world overtakes me on Highways, I overtake then on bad roads and speed breakers" 😛

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Looking for an Affordable ADV Tourer-Does the Benelli TRK 502 make sense?

    Is it coincidental that I am on an identical search? Perhaps not. And that is a good thing.

    I would look at the issue in the following ways:

    One, the Himalayan, is a bike with a large after sales network but with a long list of basic design and manufacture defects.

    The second, the TRK or other Benellis, is by itself a solid bike but with a very sparse dealer and ASS network.

    Of the two, I would go for a bike which by itself is very reliable, specially when considering the remote areas that it would be ridden in.

    Another bike worth waiting for very eagerly is the Kawasaki Versys X 300, which is slated for launch towards the end of this year. Yes, it would be on the wrong side of 3 lacs but with the proven Kawasaki credentials, it should be a winner.

    I am awaiting for this green soft ADV to come to India. In the mean time, I'll check out the newly re-launched Himalayan. Though, to pit the REH against a Kawasaki would be unfair...

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