Both the RE Bullet Trials 350 and 500 cc variants will feature an upswept exhaust, knobby tires and higher ground clearance
It is not exactly an unknown fact anymore that Royal Enfield will launch the Trials variant of the Bullet 350 and Bullet 500 in India soon. The motorcycle was spotted a couple of times while testing on Indian road. We already have reported earlier that there is a fair chance of RE launching these motorcycles during the ongoing month.
The good news is that it will be available in both 350cc as well as 500cc variants and will feature dual-channel ABS as standard. Both the Bullet Trials variants will get a slightly raised handlebar with a comfortable and wide grip. They will also be fitted with a dual purpose knobby tires and fenders finished in chrome to give a proper scrambler type appearance.
Both the variants will also feature a raised and upswept exhaust which will provide them with an advantage by adding a go anywhere capability. The pillion seat of the motorcycles also has also been replaced by a rear luggage holder. This rear luggage holder, in particular, has been fitted with hooks for easy luggage mounting.
The Bullet Trials variant will also feature a rear view mirror finished in chrome and rubber fork gaiters for the front suspension. You can expect the Trials 500 to feature a dual tone paint finish on the fuel tank which will help to differentiate it from the 350cc variant. Although we are not exactly sure at this moment but you can also expect both the motorcycle to get a slightly raised ground clearance as well than their standard counterpart.
As far as their powertrains are concerned, expect the same 346 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine to power the 350cc variant. This air-cooled unit produces about 19.8 bhp of peak power and 28 Nm of peak torque. The 500cc Trails variant, on the other hand, will be powered by the same 499cc air-cooled single-cylinder unit which also powers some other 500cc models in the RE lineup.
This unit churns out about 27.2 bhp of peak power and 41.3 Nm of peak torque. Both the variants come paired with a 5-speed gearbox. As far as their prices are concerned to expect the Bullet 350 Trials to be priced at Rs 1.8 lakh while the Bullet 500 Trials may be priced around Rs 2.2 lakh (ex-showroom).