Royal Enfield Bullet Trials Works Replica is a tribute to the Royal Enfield Trials motorcycle ridden by Johnny Brittain, which gained victories in over 50 championships during the years 1948 and 1965. Inspired from this, Royal Enfield launched the range of new motorcycle called Bullet Trials Works Replica in India.
The bikes were launched in India earlier this year in two engine options – Bullet Trials 350 priced at Rs.1.62 lakhs and Bullet Trials 500 with a price tag of Rs.2.07 lakhs. In the UK, Bullet Trials will be positioned above the standard Bullet.
Although no price has yet been announced Bullet Trials Works Replica is not expected to cost too much more than the standard Bullet which is priced at £4,199 (Rs 3.7 lakhs approx). Bookings have opened for the Royal Enfield Bullet Trials Works Replica in the UK with deliveries scheduled to commence from the end of July.
In terms of features, the RE Bullet Trials Works Replica gets a single seat, luggage carrier, fork gaiters and knobby tyres. Its front and fenders are short and raised for better wheel movement while chassis and main stand sport a new color scheme. The bike also gets a handlebar brace and protective housing for headlamp. Based on the Bullet platform, the 500 Trials Works Replica chassis gets a green scheme with chrome accents and pinstripes while there is a 3D logo enhancing its appeal.
Both the Royal Enfield Bullet Trials Works Replica 350cc and 500cc get powered by two engine options. The 346cc engine offers 20 PS power and 28 Nm torque while the 499cc engine is capable of 27.5 PS power at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm mated to a 5 speed transmission.
Both the motorcycle receive 280mm disc in the front and 240mm disc at the rear with dual channel disc brakes. Suspension is via telescopic forks in the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. Dual channel ABS is offered as standard.
With sales of Royal Enfield in the domestic market in India on a decline since November last year, the company is aiming at using the production capacity to manufacture export spec bikes. In May 2019, sales stood at 62,371 units as against 74,697 units sold in May 2018. Seeing the success of 650 Twins in export market, Royal Enfield would surely want to launch more of their motorcycles in new countries to boost sales.