14th Mar 2019 three:00 pm
Upcoming Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 350 and 500 draw heavy styling inspiration from the corporate’s trial bikes from the 1950s.
Royal Enfield has a brand new mannequin slated for launch later this month – the Bullet Trials. A Bullet Trials was noticed testing in early December 2018, and later that month, photographs of the bike surfaced on-line. Now, in a teaser video, it has been revealed that the upcoming fashions will likely be launched on March 26, 2019, in Pune. It’s believed that the bike will likely be accessible in two variants – the Bullet Trials 350 and the Bullet Trials 500. The teaser reveals one of many two variants wading by means of a water crossing with the textual content “Probably the most enduring story in motorcycling” overlaid on the video
The Trials sequence draw heavy styling inspiration from the corporate’s trial bikes from the 1950s. The 2 new fashions are believed to make use of the identical engine and gearbox as those on their Bullet vary counterparts. On the Bullet 350, the 346cc motor makes 19.8hp and 28Nm of torque, whereas on the Bullet 500, the 499cc motor produces 27.2hp and 41.3Nm of torque. Each engines are mated to the identical 5-speed gearbox.
Other than the mechanicals, the tank and aspect panels, too, look similar to these on the Bullets. On nearer inspection, you’ll be able to see that the entrance and rear fenders are each, shorter and narrower, which fits the styling theme. The bikes can also be outfitted with a taller handlebar that incorporates a cross brace just like the one on the Interceptor 650. The bike seen within the video has the body, swingarm, subframe, fender-stays and even the principle stand in a vivid crimson color. The sooner leaked photographs additionally revealed a motorcycle with an olive inexperienced color on the aforementioned components, which could possibly be a distinguishing issue between the 350 and the 500.
The upcoming bikes are prone to be outfitted with chunky off-road-oriented tyres. Changing the rear seat on this variant of the Royal Enfield is what seems to be a baggage rack. Nonetheless, a pillion seat that mounts onto the rear part must be on provide. Preserving with the off-road-oriented theme, the bike can also be seen with an upswept exhaust muffler. Whether or not the suspension has been tuned for this function, or if it provides longer journey, stays to be seen.
With the launch occasion set for the March 26-27, we’re only a couple weeks away from figuring out the precise particulars on the bike and its pricing.