The Bullet Trials 350 is a scrambler-based motorcycle that has been launched by Chennai-based bike maker, Royal Enfield. The Bullet Trials 350 is based on the current generation Bullet 350, but gets several design cues that make it stand out in the crowd. On that note, here’s a detailed photo gallery of the new motorcycle.
The Bullet Trials has a long history which dates back to the ’40s. The current Bullet Trials 350 is the modern iteration of the Johnny Brittain’s Trials motorcycle upon which he won more than 50 championships between 1948 – 1965.
The Bullet Trials 350 features a single-tone paint job available only in silver. However, what it does get is a contrasting red paint chassis, sub-frame and a swingarm which adds to the bike’s style quotient. The fuel tank also sports a 3D ‘Royal Enfield’ logo which adds a premium touch to the motorcycle.
Instead of a one-piece seat on the Bullet, the Trials 350 comes with only one seat and a carrier in place of the pillion seat for mounting luggage for trips.
Staying true to the design of the motorcycles of that era, the Bullet Trials 350 comes with an upswept chrome exhaust. Even the rear fender has been raised for more clearance between the tyre and fender which adds to the overall look.
To further add to the scrambler look, the motorcycle features the typical round headlamp but receives additional grill for added safety and ruggedness.
To protect the motor from rocks and stones thrown up by the front tyre while off-roading, the Bullet Trials 350 comes with an engine guard.
The bike features a tweaked subframe that has been positioned higher and is accompanied by a short fender, thus giving it the appeal of a tall stance. Ground clearance remains the same at 135mm.
Instrumentation on the motorcycle remains the same as the Bullet featuring a speedometer, odometer and other tell-tale signs.
Powering the Bullet Trials 350 is the same 348cc air-cooled twin-spark motor that does duty in the Bullet 350. The motor is capable of producing 19.8bhp and 28Nm and comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The motorcycle rides on 19-inch front and 18-inch rear spoked wheels shod with dual-purpose tyres. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks up front and twin gas-charged shocks at the rear.
Braking is done by a 280mm disc with a two-piston caliper on the front and 240mm disc with a single-piston caliper at the rear. The system is assisted by dual-channel ABS.