Royal Enfield has launched its first new motorcycle for the year 2019. The Royal Enfield Bullet Trials price in India starts from Rs 1.62 lakh for the 350cc and Rs 2.07 lakh, ex-showroom pan India. For the state of Kerala though, RE has priced the 500cc bike at Rs 1.99 lakh owing to the higher state tax. Both the motorcycles are based on the standard bikes and are priced Rs 30k and 20k above, respectively. These motorcycles pay homage to the 1949 Trials motorcycles from RE.
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As much as that name is a mouthful, the Royal Enfield Bullet Trials breathes a fresh air. RE is known to enter segments which are non-existent in India and the Trials is again a proof of it. The Bullet Trials will have trimmed mudguards, a single seat, and luggage carrier. Moreover, there is a block tread pattern for the Ceat tyres as well as a cross-brace handlebar. Not only this, there is also the increased ground clearance as well as the raised exhaust. In terms of accessories, 30 will be available with the motorcycles, out of which five have been specifically developed. These five include the sump guard, handlebar brace pad, number board, compact engine guard and headlight grill.
Powering the RE 350 Trials is the regular 350cc UCE that produces 20PS of power and 28Nm. The 500 Trials makes 28PS and 41Nm. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed gearbox. RE has given disc brakes on both ends and with them, dual channel ABS as well. Both the motorcycles don’t have any direct competitors at the moment, however at a higher price range, there is the Ducati Scrambler and more.
Speaking at the launch of the motorcycle, Shaji Koshy – head India+ business, Royal Enfield, said “The Royal Enfield Bullet has always had a fiercely loyal customer base in India and has been in existence for over 8 decades across the globe. In India, the Bullet has gained iconic status and has been associated with endurance and resilience, with motorcycles being passed on from one generation to the other. Taking the trials heritage of the Bullet marquee ahead in 2019, we are pleased to announce the availability of Bullet Trials in India.”