GUWAHATI, March 29: Legends live on! And the Royal Enfield Bullet is the best testimony to that. The Bullet’s enduring journey over the last 87 years – since 1932 – has given Royal Enfield the privilege of being the world’s oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, with the Bullet being the longest running motorcycle model in the world.
This journey of the Bullet has been both, iconic and legendary, but perhaps the most important story in its history is the legacy of the Royal Enfield Bullet at the Trials Championships. Inspired by this legacy of Royal Enfield at the International Six Days Trials and as a tribute to the prolific Trials Wizard, Johnny Brittain, Royal Enfield launches the Bullet Trials Works Replica 2019.
The Bullet Trials will be available in 500cc and 350cc in India, and will have distinctive design and functional features that will be redolent of the heydays of classic trials competitions from the 1940’s and 50’s.
The new Bullet Trials will feature tyres with block tread pattern for improved off road grip, and a reinforced handlebar with cross-brace. The motorcycle also features a raised silencer for improved ground clearance in addition to being equipped with dual channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). The Bullet Trials will have trimmed mudguards, a single seat, and luggage carrier. There will also be a set of five specific motorcycle accessories available, that have been designed for the Bullet Trials, including a sump guard for added engine protection.
The Bullet Trials 500 will be available at an ex-showroom price of Rs 2,07,104/- and the Bullet Trials 350 will be at a price of Rs 1,62,345/-. In order to retain accessibility across markets, the Bullet Trials 500 ex-showroom prices for Kerala have been kept at Rs. 1,99,899/- to account for high levies and taxes in the state. The Bullet Trials will now be open for bookings across the country and will also be available to book online on www.royalenfield.com. The Bullet Trials will be launched globally across all key markets through this year.
Speaking at the launch of the Bullet Trials motorcycle, Mark Wells – Global Head, Product Strategy and Industrial Design, Royal Enfield said, “The Bullet Trials 2019 motorcycle is inspired by Johnny Brittain’s trials motorcycle that won more than 50 championships between 1948 – 1965 and it is also a fitting tribute to our seminal design and engineering expertise that introduced the swingarm for the first time in 1949 with the Bullet. I am confident that this motorcycle will be received well amongst Royal Enfield enthusiasts in India”