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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Royal Enfield Trials EFI

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Royal Enfield Trials EFI.       

Insurance group: 6 
Used price: £3,300-£4,900
Engine: 499cc Pushrod, 2v air-cooled single. Five gears
Power: 28bhp
Top speed: 75mph
Weight: 187kg       

The Royal Enfield Trials EFI is rubbish and brilliant at the same time. Rubbish because it’s slow, under-braked and ill-handling – but brilliant because it offers a unique, charming, easy-going ride you won’t get with any other bike less than 30 years old. Plus its a wallet-friendly group 6 to insure.

The Enfield Trials would actually make a pretty handy town commuter - it has a centre stand, luggage rack, fuel light and a tight turning circle. The ride is a little bouncy, exacerbated by the sprung saddle. It'll go off-road too, but only gentle green lanes and fields unless you want to bash it to pieces.

For the price you can buy muhc more practical and capable machines, such as the Suzuki Gladius or Kawasaki ER-6n, but that's missing the point. The Enfield Trials gives a real classic bike experience. Just make sure you know what it is you're after and what you're getting.

 

MCN verdict

Handling

3/5

Engine

2/5

Reliability

3/5

Value

3/5

OVERALL

4/5

  

Thinking of buying a Royal Enfield Trials EFI? Get motorcycle insurance quotes from lots of providers in one place with MCN Compare

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