Based on the Bullet, Royal Enfield’s longest running model, is the Bullet Trials 500 featuring a classic scrambler-styling. It pays tribute to the RE’s Trials motorcycle upon which Johnny Brittain won 50 championships at Trials competition from 1948 to 1965. To differentiate from the standard Bullet that it is based upon, the Bullet Trials 500 sports a handlebar brace, fork gaiters, luggage rack instead of a pillion seat, upswept exhaust and protective housing for the headlamp. In order to make the bike appealing, Royal Enfield has painted the chassis in green in order for the 500 to stand out in the crowd. It also gets chromed highlights on the tank along with pinstriping.
The Bullet Trials 500 is powered by the same 499cc single-cylinder air-cooled unit that is capable of producing 27.2bhp and 41.3Nm mated to a five-speed gearbox. For suspension duties, the motorcycle comes with telescopic forks up front and twin shock absorber at the rear. Braking is done by disc brakes at both ends and is equipped with dual-channel ABS. In order to complete its scrambler look, the Bullet 500 Trials comes with 19-inch front and 18-inch spoke wheels shod with dual purpose tyres.