Images of the production-ready Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 350 and the Bullet Trials 500 have been leaked, courtesy GaadiWaadi.
Royal Enfield seems to be reviving the ‘Trails Bike’ era of the 1950s and the 1960s. The old Royal Enfield Bullet Trials were based on the 350cc and 500cc models that were modified to offer the ‘classic trials’ appearance to the motorcycles.
The Bullet Trials 350 and Bullet Trials 500 are based on the Royal Enfield Classic range and feature additional equipment. The Trials will feature bigger 19-inch or 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wire-spoke wheels that will be paired with knobby dual-purpose tyres, a raised handlebar with a centre brace, an upswept exhaust and a rear parcel rack. The motorcycles will come with shorter mudguards at both the ends, while the chassis will be painted in red (350cc) and olive green (500cc), respectively.
The Royal Enfield Bullet Trials will feature a headlight protector, fork gaiters and a fork brace as standard. According to the source report, the Bullet Trials will be available in a dual-tone, silver and chrome paint scheme. It should be noted that Royal Enfield marketed a trials version of the Bullet 350 and Bullet 500 range in the UK.
The Royal Enfield Bullet Trials will source power from a 346cc and a 499cc single-cylinder engine respectively. While the 346cc motor on the Bullet Trials 350 develops 19.8 bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque, the 499cc unit on the Bullet Trials 500 will produce 27.1 bhp and 41 Nm. Both the engines will be mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The Bullet Trials will cater to the light off-road needs of the trail rider, invoking the pure motorcycling nostalgia of the 1950s. The Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 350 could be priced around INR 1.70 lakh, while the Bullet Trials 500 could retail at INR 2 lakh (ex-showroom). Both the motorcycles will feature dual-channel ABS as standard.
[Image Source: GaadiWaadi.com]