Royal Enfield Bullet Trials Works Replica priced at GBP 4699 in the UK
The Royal Enfield Bullet Trials Works Replica is a proper factory made Scrambler. The reason we call it "proper" because for so long, Classic and other RE motorcycles were only customized to this form by individuals and modification firms. However, the Royal Enfield Bullet Trials Works Replica is manufactured at the company's plant in Chennai. While it is already on sale in India at Rs 1.62 lakh for the 350 and the Rs 2.07 lakh, ex-showroom for the more powerful Bullet Trails 500, the company has now announced its UK pricing at £4699 which is approximately Rs 4.14 lakh. This pricing is for the 500cc model only. RE UK mentions that the delivery of the Trials 500 will commence in the first week of July.
The Trial Works replica is essentially a tribute to the RE Trials machine, ridden by Johnny Brittain, that has earned victories in more than 50 championships that took place between 1948 and 1965. In terms of equipment, the RE Bullet Trials Works Replica comes with a single seat, a luggage carrier in place of a pillion seat, fork gaiters and knobby tyres for better traction while riding off road. The exhaust is also upswept for better water wading ability. The front and fenders are shorter and raised to account for wheel movement, that's courtesy the extra suspension travel. All of which highlight the design inspiration that comes from the 80's Trials motorcycles. Further, the chassis and the main stand have been given a distinguishing paint scheme, and it does look neat.
As for the Bullet twins, the Trials Works Replica is offered in two engine options, 20PS/ 28Nm 346cc and 27.5PS/ 41.3Nm 499cc. Both motors are paired to a five-speed transmission. The trials are mechanically identical to the classics. The engines produce the same power and torque, and there is no change to the gearing as well. We have already ridden the Bullet Trials Works Replica and here are our initial impressions.
Starts Rs 1,30,764