A teaser of the upcoming Trials 350 and 500 scrambler motorcycles has emerged on Youtube ahead of their launch.
The Royal Enfield Trials scrambler (350 cc variant) can be seen wading through water before revealing the dates March 26-27. We expect to see the motorcycles and hear details on the pricing front on the dates.
The Trials 350 and 500 were spied in India last year. The Trial badge models receive additional equipment to enhance their off-road prowess over the standard motorcycles. The front wheel, for example, would feature a larger diameter to tackle any obstructions efficiently. We expect to see a 19-inch wheel at the front and an 18-inch unit at the back. The wire-spoke wheels would be wrapped in dual-purpose tyres.
Ergonomics would also be tweaked for better reach to the handlebar while standing on the footpegs. Expect to see a taller set handlebar on the Trials motorcycles. As seen in previous spy images and in the latest teaser, the bikes would receive an upswept exhaust and a rear parcel rack. Other accessories on the bike include headlight protector, fork gaiters and a fork brace as standard.
The video also reveals a painted chassis. As reported in the past, the Royal Enfield 350 Trial would receive red paint for the frame while the Trial 500 would get a shade of olive green.
Mechanical specifications are likely to remain identical to the standard 350 and 500 models. The 346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor delivers 19.8 bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque. The 499cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, on the other hand, is rated for 27.1 bhp of power and 41 Nm of torque. Both the motorcycles use a 5-speed gearbox.
Disc brakes on both wheels would provide stopping power while the safety net, similar to the rest of the Royal Enfield products, would include a dual-channel ABS. Expect the Bullet Trials 350 to arrive close to the INR 1.70 lakh price range while the Bullet Trials 500 could retail for approximately INR 2 lakh – both ex-showroom Delhi.