BRAND NEW ROYAL ENFIELD BULLET 500 TRAILS
As its name suggests, the Bullet Trials 500 is based on the existing Bullet, sharing the same 499cc, air-cooled single, which ekes out 27.2bhp at a lazy 5250rpm, accompanied by 30.5lbft at 4000rpm.
The styling and chassis are similar to the existing Classic model, but the 19in front and 18in rear wheels are shod with block-tread rubber to emphasise the scrambler look, the exhaust is pitched upwards to improve ground clearance and the mudguards are much skimpier affairs. The single seat is similar to the Classic’s, but an additional rear subframe carries a luggage rack. Up front the bars are relatively high and cross-braced and the forks are fitted with rubber gaiters.
Mark Wells, the British designer who’s Royal Enfield’s Global Head of Product Strategy and Industrial Design, said: “Royal Enfield has had a long and proud history of building resilient and enduring motorcycles, the Bullet has been the most enduring of them all. The Bullet Trials motorcycle ridden by Johnny Brttain is unforgettable and a reminder of the machine’s prowess over challenging terrains and its trials pedigree. 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.”
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