Royal Enfield Trials launching on 27th March is an off-road centric scrambler variant underpinned by the same Classic platform
We were eagerly waiting for the confirmation from Royal Enfield’s end on when exactly are they planning to introduce the much-awaited Trials 350 and 500 variants in India. Now, according to the latest teaser, RE will finally be introducing the Trials 350 and 500 in India on March 27th and it will be the Chennai based two-wheeler manufacturer’s first big launch of 2019.
Both the Trials 350 and 500 are offroad centric scrambler variant based on the Classic platform. Our source confirmed us that the Royal Enfield Trials motorcycles will be registered as the single seat only (no option for pillion seat).
We already showed our readers a leaked image of the soon to be launched RE Trials last year and it was even spied testing on Indian road as well. The majority of the components used in the motorcycle remain unchanged from the standard variant. Even the suspension setup too looked identical to the Classic which could actually be a big disappointment for the owners.
The teaser image which is circulating on the internet does reveal only a few details about the upcoming motorcycle. Both the RE Trials 350 and 500 will get a single rider seat while the pillion seat has been replaced with a luggage rack. The good news is the motorcycle perhaps will not get the odd looking saree guard that will help shed some additional weight.
To differentiate it from the standard variant the Trials will also be fitted with knobby dual purpose tyres. It will also feature a raised handlebar and an upswept exhaust which will give the motorcycle an additional water wading capability than a standard motorcycle. The RE Trials will also feature disc brakes on both its front and rear wheel. A dual channel ABS will also be offered as standard (unfortunately, it cannot be switched off).
As far as their engines are concerned, the Royal Enfield Trials 350 and 500 variants will be powered by the same 349cc and 499cc air-cooled, single cylinder unit respectively which also powers the Bullet and the Classic variants. The engine will also be available in the same state of tune as both motors offer adequate low-end torque.