Royal Enfield Unveils Its Bullet Trials Off-Roader


Royal Enfield

A Killer Scrambler-Style Motorcycle

We recently reported on the teaser that Royal Enfield sent out. Now, it seems the motorcycle is truly part of the company’s lineup. The company has a 350 and a 500 version of the bike, just like we thought it would. The bike isn’t quite as crazy of a scrambler as some other company’s bikes. Royal Enfield went the minimalist route. The bike looks like just enough of an off-road machine to be interesting.

The frame, engine(s), and most of the rest of the bike have stayed the same. For the most part, the Bullet Trials is just a Bullet. What’s changed is the headlight design, handlebar design, upswept exhaust, and Cleat tires on a 19-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel.

I find it surprising that Royal Enfield didn’t upgrade the suspension in some way, but I don’t expect many people to really take these bikes too far from the road. The styling will sell, but few people who buy these bikes are going to be beating on them as adventure riders do.

If you’re wondering about power output. As I said above, it won’t change from the regular versions of the Bullet. The 350 makes about 20 hp and the 500 makes about 27 hp. The bikes get disc brakes with standard dual-channel ABS. 

As I said above, these bikes are mainly about style. With that said, I could see cruising down a fire road on one, or slinging some stone around on a gravel road. They’re cool little bikes, and I hope Royal Enfield decides to bring them to the U.S. 

 

2 Comments

  1. Avatar
    March 26, 2019
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    Makes me wish I had a bigger garage!

  2. Avatar
    Derek
    March 27, 2019
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    Those are neat little street bikes, and that 350 would be a great around town machine.

    I do feel it would have looked cooler with a high mount scrambler pipe, but it does draw one’s eye away from the crude box swing arm.

    Is it only me, or does anyone else see hints of old school Honda 90 styling in the rear half?

    And if I squint really hard, it kind of resembles my first bike, it had a red frame and silver tank, a 1969 Hodaka Ace 100.

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