Chennai-based leading motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield has launched the Bullet Trials 350 and Bullet Trials 500 modern-day scrambler bikes in India. The bikes are based on the Bullet 350 and the Bullet 500 respectively. The Enfield Trials 350 is priced at INR1.62 lakh while the Trials 500 commands a price of INR2.07 lakh. Bookings for both bikes have already started across all Enfield dealerships in the country. Deliveries are likely to begin tomorrow.
Both the new bikes borrow the same design language from their Bullet variants. But unlike the standard range, the frames of Trials bikes are painted in red, as against the more conventional chrome bits, seen on the Bullet. The petrol tank has a 3D ‘Royal Enfield’ insignia.
The Trials 350 and 500 are powered by the same engine seen on the Bullet 350 and 500 respectively. The Trials 350 is hauled by a single-cylinder 346cc motor which produces 20PS maximum power and 28Nm peak torque. The Enfield Trials 500, on the other hand is powered by a single-cylinder 499cc motor. The engine’s maximum power output is 27.5PS while the peak torque is 41.3Nm. Both the engines on the respective bikes are mated to a 5-speed gear system.
The Trials twins have a raised fender that offers a longer suspension travel. It conforms to the vehicles’ off-road capabilities. The bikes are equipped with an upswept exhaust pipe, along with 18-inch and 19-inch rear and front wheels respectively. The wheels are shod with Ceat dual-purpose tyres. The bikes are supported by rear twin shock absorbers and front telescopic forks. Braking duties are handled by 240mm and 280mm rear and front discs respectively. Dual-channel antilock braking system (ABS) is a standard feature on both motorcycles.
Neither the Trials 500 nor the Trials 350 have any direct rival in the Indian market in the relevant price segment. The Triumph Street Scrambler is their nearest competitor.