Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 350 & 500 launched in India

27/03/2019 - 09:58 | ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

Royal Enfield has launched the Bullet Trials 350 and Bullet Trials 500 in the Indian market at ex-showroom prices of INR 1,62,345 and INR 2,07,104 respectively. The bookings for the motorcycles, as reported yesterday, have commenced at the Royal Enfield dealerships across the country for INR 5,000.

Royal Enfield Trials 500 India Launch Left Front Q
The Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 350 and Bullet Trials 500 (pictured) have been launched in India at INR 1,62,345 and INR 2,07,104 (ex-showroom, pan-India) respectively. Both motorcycles are aimed to take the beaten path and thus feature revised ergonomics.

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Based on the Classic 350 and the Classic 500, the new Royal Enfield Trials 350 and Trials 500 receive several upgrades that make them off-road ready. The standard Classic 350 ABS and Classic 500 ABS, for reference, retail for INR 1.53 lakh and INR 2.01 lakh – both ex-showroom Delhi – respectively.

The Trials duo get headlight grille, fork gaiters, dual-purpose tyres, bash plate and relatively shorter front and rear fenders. The bikes also get a crash bar that sits very close to the engine. The fuel tank gets a 3D Royal Enfield badge that is identical to the one seen on the Interceptor INT 650. Chrome treated parts include headlight mask, front fender, rear-view mirror housing, fuel tank's sides (for Trials 500 only), blinker mounts and the oval box on the sides.

Styling cues specific to the Trials twins include upswept exhaust and a rear parcel rack. The 350 Trials gets a red painted frame. The Trials 500, on the other hand, features olive green coloured chassis. Different colours aim to distinguish the two motorcycles. Various body parts such as the sub-frame, swingarm, front fender mounts and the centre stand are highlighted in matching colours.

The mechanical specifications remain identical to the standard Classic 350 and Classic 500 models. The Trials 350 draws power from a 346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor makes 19.8 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque. The Trials 500 uses a 499cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that churns out 27.1 bhp and 41 Nm of peak torque. Both motorcycles use a 5-speed gearbox.

The revised, off-road friendly ergonomics include a tall-set handlebar for better reach while standing on the footpegs. The motorcycle runs on 19-inch wheels at the front and an 18-inch unit at the rear.

Royal Enfield Trials 350 India Launch Right Side
Apart from the updated styling cues, the Bullet Trials 350 and Bullet Trials 500 feature the technical specifications as the standard 350 and 500 models respectively.

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Stopping power comes from disc brakes on both ends while the safety net, similar to rest of the Royal Enfield range, include dual-channel ABS as standard. Shock absorption tasks are performed by conventional telescopic forks at the front and twin-sided springs at the rear.

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