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.
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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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!