Royal Enfield has discontinued the Trials Bullet 350 and Bullet 500 in India. The company has taken off both motorcycles off its website. Both motorcycles were introduced as a means to use up the existing BS4 stock and offer a new motorcycle with a rich heritage and legacy from Royal Enfield motorcycles of the 1950s. Both Trials motorcycles are based on the Bullet 350 and the Bullet 500. While the Bullet 350 did makes the BS4 to BS6 transition, the Bullet 500 did not and neither did the Trials Twins. Carandbike did contact a few Royal Enfield dealerships and they have confirmed that the Trials 350 and the Trials 500 are no longer on sale in India.
The Trials 350 used the same 346 cc single-cylinder engine from the Bullet 350 which pumped out 19.8 bhp and 28 Nm and was paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The Trials 500 used the same engine as the Bullet 500 which is a 499 cc single-cylinder motor making 26.1 bhp and 40.9 Nm of peak torque. It was a carburetted engine and used the same 5-speed gearbox as well. The Trials 350 had a price of ₹ 1.62 lakh while the Trials 500 was priced at ₹ 2.07 ex-showroom, Delhi.
The Royal Enfield Trials 500 and the 350 did not need massive resources in term of R&D and with a few new parts, new paint-job along with some off-road ability the company churned out a new motorcycle which it expected to do well. Plus, both motorcycles had very few takers did not turn out to be as popular as the company had hoped to.
Also Read: Royal Enfield BS4 Inventory Sold Out
Royal Enfield is now among the first automotive companies in India to have successfully sold all existing inventory of BS4 motorcycles across dealerships, the company said in a statement. So, Royal Enfield has now become fully compliant with the new Bharat Stage VI (BS6) emission regulations ahead of the mandated timeline of April 1, 2020. All Royal Enfield stores across the country will sell only BS6 compliant motorcycles starting March 21, 2020, the company said in the statement.