‘Weird’ Royal Enfield Bullet Trials Deleted from Website: Discontinued

Trials 350 was one of the weirdest looking motorcycle from an OEM

Bullet Trials discontinued from the lineup in all probability. The reasons are extremely weird looks and no response from buyers…

In its pursuit to launch new motorcycles/variants Royal Enfield went onto create something which we have been calling as ‘jugaad‘. The Trials versions of Bullet, introduced just a year back, were launched in both 350cc and 500cc variants to widen the reach of the Bullet brand. They were based on the Trials models of the 1940s.

In a latest update, Bullet Trials appear to have been discontinued from the lineup. Royal Enfield has deleted them from its official website. Till a few weeks back, both the Trials 350 as well as the Trials 500 were listed on the website. Here is a cached version of the page.

Bullet Trials discontinued
Archived Bullet page at Royal Enfield website. Credit – Web Archive

The Trials were offered as single seater motorcycles and the company plonked an upswept exhaust and knobby tyres and pushed them as scrambler-kind of bikes with a caption – ‘The most enduring tale in motorcycling‘.

Like most of the other models in the lineup, they carried the same 499cc and 346cc engines and looked horrific with silver-red and silver-green colour options. They weren’t cheap either with the launch price of the 350 being 1.62 Lakh whereas the 500 costed 2.07 Lakh – both ex-showroom Delhi.

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Bullet Trials discontinued
Current Bullet page without the Trials models.

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Their sales never picked up and we have not seen a single model on the road yet. There is almost a certainty that the Trials will not be updated to Bharat Stage 6 emission norms, not at least in this current form – considering the terrible sales failure they turned out to be!