Royal Enfield today launched its highly anticipated motorcycles – the Trials 350 and Trials 500 at Rs. 1.62 lakh and Rs. 2.07 lakh respectively. The scramblers get a host of features that make them more off-roading friendly machines. Taking the competition into consideration the home-grown brand is on a spree of updating its existing line-up and launching some new models as well. Spy shots of 2019 Royal Enfield Classic and Thunderbird are also doing rounds on the social media platforms and a bigger Himalayan might also be introduced in late 2020.
Both the motorcycles are the most affordable scramblers available in the Indian market right now. The Trials 350 is powered by a 346 cc air-cooled motor. The motor is capable of churning out 20.1 bhp and 28 Nm of torque. Trials 500’s propulsion duties are carried by a 499 cc motor that churns out 27.2 bhp and 41.3 Nm of max torque. Both the bikes are equipped with a dual-channel ABS unit.
Both the motorcycles get a single rider seat, luggage rack instead of a pillion seat, twin conventional shock absorbers at the rear and telescopic forks at the front. The motorcycles also get raised handlebars, headlight grill, 650 Twins inspired side-indicators and a high-mounted rear mudguard. The bikes get 19 inchers in the front and 18 inchers on the rear, shod with Ceat rubber. The only visual difference between the Trial 350 and 500 is the colour scheme, rest remain the same.
These motorcycles do not have direct rivals in the market as of now. The scrambler duo are the second motorcycles to be produced by Royal Enfield after keeping touring and off-roading in mind, first being the adventure-tourer Himalayan. Mile-munching is coded in the DNA of the Trials and Royal Enfield will expect the motorcycles to drive sales number for the brand.