Royal Enfield is still celebrating the success of the 650 Twins in the Indian market and soon, the brand will launch two new motorcycles in the market. Royal Enfield is working to launch the scrambler version of the Classic 350 and Classic 500 in the Indian market and has released a teaser video that reveals quite a lot about the upcoming Royal Enfield Trials 350.
Prices for both the bikes are expected to be announced on 26th March. The video shows the 350cc variant of the bike even though Royal Enfield has not officially announced the name of the bikes, they are likely to be known as Trials.
Royal Enfield started testing the scrambler version based on the Classic range last year and the bikes were caught testing under heavy camouflage on the highways. The Royal Enfield Trials will get many changes that will make them more capable of off-roading and rough roads. The teaser video shows that the bike will get a high-mounted exhaust tip that will ensure that water stays out of the system. It also gets a larger front wheel with spoked rims and dual-purpose tyres that will make the bikes much more easier to ride on the slippery terrains.
The upcoming bikes are also expected to get slightly updated seating posture that will allow the rider to sit in a more relaxed way. For achieving the new ergonomics, Royal Enfield has used a higher handlebar than the regular Classic. Other changes in the Royal Enfield Trials are a rear parcel rack, headlamp grille for protection from stone hits, fork gaiters and a fork brace as standard equipment.
Visually, the paint scheme of the Trials will make them different apart from the physical changes. The Royal Enfield Trials is expected to get red-painted chassis and the same is shown in the teaser video officially revealed by the manufacturer.
The launch of the Royal Enfield Trials will allow the brand to target a wider range of customers in the Indian market. Royal Enfield is currently the best seller in the Indian market above 350cc segment. The launch of the Trials will make the target a wide section of the market. Royal is likely to price both the bikes attractively and the price will be only a few thousand more than the regular version of the Classic range.
Engine-wise, the upcoming Trials 350 and Trials 500 are likely to remain similar to the regular version of the bike. The 350 models will be powered by 346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that develops a maximum power of 19.8 Bhp and a peak torque of 28 Nm. The 500 models will get powered by 499cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that develops a maximum of 27.1 Bhp of maximum power and 41 Nm of peak torque. Both the bikes get a 5-speed manual transmission.
Royal Enfield will also offer disc brakes on both the wheels as standard and dual-channel ABS as standard. The deliveries are likely to begin from the next month.