Royal Enfield Unveils New Off-Road Motorcycles Bullet TrialsMarch 29, 2019
After a number of speculations and a video teaser, the Indian company finally showed two new versions of the well-known model – the Bullet 350 and 500 Trials, – adding more SUVs to its lineup. This became known to the foreign edition of Rideapart.
Unlike other brands, Royal Enfield is not too fond of scramblers, although it has excellent abilities to create a retro-style with modern elements of decoration. Last summer, spy shots of what seemed like a new scrambler RE leaked onto the network and generated a rumor that the company was developing a potentially new model. And just recently, in a teaser, they showed us something that was really working on. Then it became clear that this would definitely not be a scrambler.
Now we are officially introduced to the new Bullet 350 and 500 Trials. In this case, the word “trial” is not used to indicate the type of motorcycle without a seat, designed to pass obstacles. Most likely, the term adopted in the 1960s and referring to off-road extreme is meant.
Accordingly, the new Bullet Trials, due to the necessary functions, are more adapted to off-road than standard analogs. The base of the motorcycle is the same as that of the current models: the frame, the engine capacity of 346 cm ³ / 499 cm ³, transmissions and output indicators remained unchanged. By design, they borrow the gas tank and side plates of the Bullet line.
The Trials style has a different headlamp design, higher steering wheel, shorter wheel protection, an inverted muffler, a spring-loaded saddle and a luggage rack replacing the passenger rack. Both bikes are equipped with 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels, which are shod with Ceat tires. Bullet 350 received a contrasting red color of the frame, while 500 Trials painted green.
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