Scrambler-like Royal Enfield Trials Bikes To Launch on 27 March
The Royal Enfield Trials are 350 cc and 500 cc scrambler-like bikes based on the Royal Enfield Classic chassis.
Royal Enfield Trials isn't a name that would be familiar to all. However, hardcore Royal Enfield fans would have heard of this niche model - a scrambler-like design based on the existing bikes. The new 2019 Royal Enfield Trials 350 cc and 500 cc are set to be launched on 27 March at Amby Valley in Pune.
The bikes are based on the Classic series chassis, but with distinct scrambler styling. The Trials series existed in foreign markets earlier, based on the Electra and Thunderbird chassis.
Here is an artist's rendering, courtesy CarToq of what the Royal Enfield Trials will look like:
The company has released a teaser video of what the Trials bike is capable of. It doesn't sport any specific hardware changes other than a large upswept exhaust and minor cosmetic tweaks. The most noticeable change is the use of scrambler tyres for better off-road performance.
The Royal Enfield Trials will come with the carburetted 350 cc engine and the fuel-injected 500 cc motor with five-speed transmissions. It appears to have some bits taken from the Continental GT as well, such as the indicators. The 500 cc version puts out 27 bhp of power and 41 Nm of torque, while the 350 cc puts out 19.8 bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque.
The bikes will come with front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS as standard. Expect prices to be about Rs 20,000 more than the standard Classic series bikes.
The Trials are likely to be niche products. They will come as single seater variants with a luggage rack at the rear. These will go up against other niche offerings like the soon-to-be launched Jawa Perak.
Watch this space for more information on these bikes.
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