Royal Enfield - the oldest motorcycle brand in production is all set to launch its scrambler version of the Classic, called the Trials 350 and Trails 500. Both the bikes will be launched on 26th March in Pune. The motorcycles were spotted prowling Indian streets back in December 2018. The homegrown brand is trying to give a fresh breath of air to its product line-up and they are working on a number of new products as well, a bigger Himalayan may also be introduced in late 2020.
Royal Enfield witnessed a decrease in Classic 350's (which is the segment best seller in the Indian market) sales numbers for the past few months. Both the models are a tribute to the Royal Enfield's Trails scrambler which were on sale in the western markets in 1950s. Trials 350 and 500 are equipped with dual-purpose tyres, upswept exhaust, spoked wheels, minimalistic bodywork and high mounted rear mudguard. The motorcycles also get dual tone colour scheme, as seen on the test mules.
The teaser video shows a rider on the Trials, crossing a river without revealing much about the motorcycle. Another noticeable thing about the bikes is that they get a luggage rack instead of a pillion seat. This is done to make it more touring friendly, this will be the second motorcycle in Royal Enfield's product line-up after the Himalayan, to be produced keeping in mind the touring capabilities of the bike.
The motorcycles will carry the same motors as seen on the Classic 350 and Classic 500. ABS will be equipped as standard on both of them to complement the scrambler character of the motorcycles. There's no official word on the pricing of the bikes, but we expect it to be around Rs. 20,000 higher than the current Classic 350 and Classic 500 motorcycles respectively.