Royal Enfield To Launch Two New Scramblers Tomorrow

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  • Mar 25, 2019
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Will be an off-road version of the RE Classic range

  • Will get spoke wheels, dual-purpose tyres and upswept exhaust. 
  • Expected to remain unchanged mechanically. 
  • Might come at a premium of Rs 10,000 over the standard model.

Royal Enfield will be launching two new motorcycles tomorrow - the Bullet Trials 350 and Bullet Trials 500. And no, these won’t be special editions. Instead, if the spy shots and the recent teaser are to be believed, these will be off-road variants of the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and 500.

So what exactly are we in for? From what we can spot, both motorcycles follow the same design language as the Classic range. However, to make the Trials stand out from the standard range, the frame seems to be painted in red as opposed to black. Along with it, there also seems to be a 3D “Royal Enfield” logo on the fuel tank. While the headlight still appears to be the same round unit, it now comes with chrome nacelle. The tail lamp seems to be lifted from the now defunct Continental GT 535’s parts bin.

The rear fender seems to be raised for a longer rear suspension travel. Gone is the pillion seat, replaced by a luggage rack. For better water-wading capabilities, RE has equipped the motorcycles with an upswept exhaust. And to cement its off-road capabilities, it will get 19-inch front and 18-inch rear spoke wheels, shod with dual-purpose tyres. While we didn’t get a closer look, the braking hardware appears to be the same 280mm front and 240mm rear disc, with dual-channel ABS as standard.

As stated earlier, the motorcycles will be based on the Classic range and hence will be powered by 346cc and 499cc single-cylinder engines. While the former churns out 20PS and 28Nm, the latter is good for 27.5PS and 41.3Nm. Both the motors come paired to a 5-speed transmission. However, we do expect the gearing to be slightly different and more tuned towards off-roading.

Considering all the changes, we expect the two motorcycles to command a premium of around Rs 10,000 over the standard models, which would result in a price tag of Rs 1.63 lakh for the 350cc, and Rs 2.11 lakh for the 500cc model. Once launched, the Bullet Trials range will be the only ‘scramblers’ in the country at that price point.

Image credits - MCN

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  • Rajinish09 | 2 months ago Removing the pillion seat, changing the tyre and just bending the exhaust for the scrambler..hmm 0 Reply
    R | 2 months ago Sincerely ugliest bike of the year... sorry I love my Himalayan 0 Reply