Camera-kitted Benelli TRK 702 bows with focus on Yamaha Tenere 700

The Benelli TRK 702 gets its official launch as the new flagship for the Italian-Chinese firm's adventure-tourer range, sitting above the Benelli TRK 502

Benelli TRK 702

Benelli has formally launched its latest addition to its adventure-tourer TRK range with the unveiling of the Benelli TRK 702.

Slotting in above the TRK 251 and TRK 502, the new larger capacity flagship will attempt to build on the success of the latter model, which has comfortably established itself as the best-selling motorcycle in its native Italy.

As a result, the TRK 702 will be a model unique to Benelli and targeted primarily at European markets, rather than as part of a badge engineering process with owners QJ Motor, which in turn offer a ‘cousin’ 800cc SRT800 version in China.

Indeed, the significance of the TRK 702 is demonstrated by an all-new 693cc parallel-twin engine that has been developed from the ground up and will likely go on to power the TNT roadster.

Available in standard and more off-road focused ‘X’ trim to rival the Kawasaki Versys 650 and Yamaha Tenere 700 respectively, the TRK 702 produces 75bhp at 8,500rpm and 68.2Nm of torque at 6,250rpm.

On the surface, the TRK 702 updates the 502’s look with a more sculpted, less moose-like nose, sharper ski-goggle headlights and a sleeker tank section, plus the option of wire-spoke wheels with bronze-gold rims.

Generously kitted out with heated grips, heated seat and LCD instrument display, the TRK 702 also unusually comes equipped with a high-definition camera integrated into the nose section. Such a feature has become common in China as a means of evidence in insurance claims, though Benelli pitches it as a way for riders to record their off-road pursuits.

Currently being previewed on Benelli’s Chinese website, no prices or European launch date have been confirmed as yet.