Royal Enfield Trials, Classic-based Scrambler, Teased Ahead Of India Launch
The new scrambler-styled motorcycle will be available both in 350cc and 500cc variants
- The frame is painted in red, and the fuel tank features 3D badging.
- Features slightly raised front and rear fenders.
- Gets dual-purpose tyres.
- Also gets upswept exhaust, and a luggage rack in place of the pillion seat.
Royal Enfield has released a teaser for its upcoming motorcycle, the Trials, which will be launched on March 27. Our sources have revealed that the motorcycle will be available in two variants - 350cc and 500cc. The teaser shows a glimpse of the motorcycle going through a water crossing. It appears to be a modified version of the Royal Enfield Classic, built for light off-roading like riding on dirt trails.
It sports a 3D emblem on the fuel tank and new ‘RE’ stickering on the side panels. The red frame gives the motorcycle a sporty appeal and really makes it stand out. Thanks to the upswept exhaust, you wouldn’t have to worry about water crossings. From what we can see, the rider’s seat looks to be the same sprung unit that’s found in the Classic range, but the pillion seat has been swapped for a luggage rack. The tail lamp and the rectangular indicators, meanwhile, have been borrowed from the original Continental GT 535.
Up front, the chrome forks sport a pair of rubber gaiters. The front fender also looks like it has been slightly raised and accommodates what looks like a 19-inch spoked wheel, while the rear appears to be a smaller 18-inch unit - just like the Classic. The raised rear fender does hint at the possibility of a longer travel suspension. For optimum grip off the road, the wheels are shod with dual-purpose tyres.
Expect the powertrain to be carried over from the Classic 350 and 500 counterparts. The 346cc air-cooled single makes 20PS and 28Nm, while the bigger 499cc air-cooled fuel-injected motor produces 27.5PS and 41.3Nm. Both come coupled with a 5-speed transmission. The upcoming motorcycle is likely to be equipped with the same 280mm front and a 240mm rear disc as the Classic, with dual-channel ABS as standard.
It looks like Royal Enfield is up to speed with the craze of customisation in the country, and the Trials ticks quite some boxes to be labelled as a factory custom. When launched, it would be the most affordable “scrambler” in the country. We believe the Trials will command a premium of around Rs 10,000 over the Classic. At present, the Classic 350 is priced at Rs 1.53 lakh, while the Classic 500 retails for Rs 2.01 lakh (both ex-showroom, Delhi).