The Royal Enfields Bullet Trials 350 will not join the BS6 lineup and will be discontinued in India. It did not see the limelight since it was launched and its life in the domestic market ended soon. The Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 350 was the off-road and scrambler-type bike that was targeted for specific customers. However, it seems that the customer didn’t like the proposition it did make over other RE bikes. Let’s see what did this bike offered in its lifetime.
The bike really was quite different than other bikes offered in India. The bike was based on the RE Bullet 350, so it shared lots of design elements from the RE 350. It possessed nice-looking teardrop tank and round headlamps. The exhaust had a quick bend towards upward that gave it off-road styling. It had a single seat with a luggage rack. The bike had a red-coloured frame, 3D brand logo and many chrome elements.
Engine and Hardware
The bike shared engine and hardware with the RE 350s. Powering the bike was a 346 cc cylinder, air-cooled engine that made around 19 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque. It was then mated with a 5-speed gearbox. Hardware bits included RE’s Bullets signature front suspension and dual shock absorbers at the rear. It got the 19-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel, both spoke type. The bike was equipped with dual-purpose tyres so that it gets good off roadability as well as good stability on the concrete roads. The bike had shorter fenders that gave some of the offroad practicality.
Along with the Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 350, the Trial 500 version has been also discontinued previously. Now entire 500 cc lineup of RE has been discontinued that included Classic 500, Thunderbird 500 and of course Bullet Trials 500. It has been reported that RE has now exhausted its entire BS4 stock. It had now become the first two-wheeler manufacturer to adopt the BS6 norms.
The 500 cc lineup will now soon be replaced by new entries from RE. It includes RE Meteor which was recently spied while testing with the BS6 engine. You can read the whole story abut RE Meteor by clicking here.
Pricing and Competition
The last noted pricing for the Trials 350 was at Rs 1.63 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). It’s closest possible rival we could think of is Benelli Leonico 250 and so far the Honda CB300R. The bike just has seen a year in India since the launch in March 2019. We expect Trials to be replaced by something more interesting in the future.