The Royal Enfield 350 and 500 Trials are the scrambler iterations of the brand’s notorious Classic variants. These derivatives were spotted testing on Indian roads last year since then they are among hot topics for discussion in the Indian two-wheeler industry. Royal Enfield which has been witnessing a slow down in growth rate from a long time, is hoping to gather the lost attention with these trail variants.
A teaser video of the Royal Enfield 350 and 500 Trials has been surfaced online. It’s suggesting the launch of these Trails variants on March 27 at the expected pricing of INR 1.9 lakhs and 2.3 lakhs respectively. They could be considered essentially as the accessorized version of the ongoing Classic 300 and 500 as homage models of the original Trail Scrambler were on sale almost a half-century ago.
In terms of features, the new Trail variants share components like spoke wheels with dual-purpose tyres, high mounted rear fender, an upswept exhaust canister and a luggage rack instead of rear seat as well. In the international markets, we could see the transformation of Classic 350 and 500 variants into Trails by embellishing accessories at the dealer level.
From the surfaced leaked images, it’s obvious the forthcoming Royal Enfield Trails will feature chrome colour schemes, chassis-finished in contrast paint job (red for 350 and green for 500), headlamp protector, chrome finished mirrors, new RE logo as seen on the 650 twins, rubber gaiters on the front forks, etc. The prominent mechanicals such as powertrain, suspension and braking setup seems to be carried forward as it is from the Classic variants. There are huge chances that the Trails will receive the fitment of dual channel ABS as standard.
Also, the surfaced speculations in our biking industry provoke the introduction of Royal Enfield 350 and 500 Trails as a limited edition in the initial phase. Further with the growing popularity and demand, we can expect their conversion to regular models. The experts have such hope due to earlier limited edition models from Royal Enfield has garnered great success in our industry. Other than this, the company has comprehensive further plans in order to maintain its grip in the mid-displacement segment. It includes the development of an all-new platform for 300-400 cc motorcycles, improvisation of quality and after sales experience etc.