Royal Enfield Scrambler Is Coming, But In A Different Avatar?

Modified On Mar 20, 2019 By Mallikarjun Pillai for Royal Enfield Scrambler

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The upcoming bikes will be based on the Royal Enfield Bullet range

  • Royal Enfield’s Scrambler bikes might sport the company’s ‘Trials’ badge from the ‘50s
  • The bikes will be based on the Bullet 350 and Bullet 500, respectively
  • Launch expected in the first half of 2019

The Royal Enfield Scrambler has caused a sensation among the brand’s fans ever since its images were first leaked on social media in June last year. And while initial impressions pointed towards a Classic 500-based Scrambler, a new set of pictures indicates the upcoming bike as based on the Bullet 350 and Bullet 500, respectively. But in a more interesting development, the report also says the bikes are likely to bear another long-forgotten badge from Royal Enfield’s illustrious past, the ‘Trials’.

Also read: Royal Enfield Bullet 500 ABS Launched

The leaked pictures show the new bikes featuring all the essential scrambler design elements like a single seat, a tall handlebar, an upswept exhaust and spoked wheels at both ends shod with knobby tyres. These pictures also show the bike sporting a luggage rack in place of the pillion seat. Other notable design highlights include a short front fender that is reminiscent of the Interceptor 650 and a tear-drop shaped fuel tank that comes straight from the Royal Enfield Bullet. In the pictures, the frame of the Bullet 350 Trials can be seen with a red finish while that of the Bullet 500 Trials gets a green finish. In Europe, Royal Enfield already sells a Classic 500-based Scrambler in the form of a customisable kit that contains all the aforementioned accessories. We expect the new scrambler to get most of the features of its European counterpart.

Also read: Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch ABS Launched

Mechanically, both bikes will be identical to the Bullet 350 and the Bullet 500. The 346cc and 499cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engines produce 19.8PS and 28PS of power, respectively. We also expect Royal Enfield to launch both bikes with dual-channel ABS as standard. As for pricing, the new scramblers are likely to cost a shade more than the Bullet motorcycles. So while the Bullet 350 Trials is likely to cost around Rs 1.6 lakh, the Bullet 500 Trials might retail for around Rs 2 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom).

Also read: Spotted: Royal Enfield 500 Scrambler Undergoing Road Trials; Launch Soon


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