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  • Sandy
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 11:39 AM

For all you Royal Enfield ‘Bullet’ fans, here is something that you have been dreaming about – a V-twin Enfield. The Carberry Enfield is a Royal Enfield Bullet powered by the Carberry 55 degree V-twin 1070cc engine putting out 45 horses. Carberry is an Australian company which is into modifying engines and have been working on creating a V-twin for this bike with British bloodline. They seem to have met with success lately as they have started taking orders for this bike now.The V-twin is confined only to the RE body though and is available to be fitted on some other bike models as well. The idea of a 1000cc V-twin Enfield was conceived by Paul Carberry and brought to life by Paul and Ian Drysdale. The team wanted to create a “classic” style 1000cc British V-Twin utilizing as many standard Royal Enfield parts as possible. The target was to create a nice handling torquey cruiser bike with British pedigree at a rasonable price point. The engine and the rest of the engineering changes were made in such a manner that the maintenance costs were kept to the lowest possible levels with a worldwide availability of spare parts. The standard Enfield primary drive cover has been retained. The Enfield clutch is “beefed up” and a bigger engine sprocket is fitted to utilise the extra performance of the V-twin. The bike is available in Cruiser, Cafe Racer and Standard avatars, and the company is ready to take orders. We are not sure whether they are taking overseas orders, but it definitely doesn’t cost anything to try your luck.

Engine type: Air-cooled, OHV, pushrod,four valve, 55 degrees V-Twin.
Bore & stroke: 87x90mm
Displacement: 1070 cc
Compression Ratio: 6.5:1
Ignition: Electronic CDI Bosch trigger
Fuel System: 2x28mm MIK-Indian CV carburettors
Fuel Type: 91 RON
Power: 45bhp @ 4800rpm

Type:- 5 speed
Primary Drive: Duplex chain
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Final Drive: Chain

Frame Type: Tubular- steel duplex
Rake: 27.5 degrees
Wheelbase: 1475 mm
Suspension: Royal Enfield
Front : Leading-axle teescopic forks. 150mm travel
Rear: Twin shocks adjustable preload,130mm travel
Wheels: Wire -spoked, steel rim
Front 3.25 x19 Rear:3.5 x 18
Tyres: Dunlop Roadmaster TT100
Front: 100/90R19 (57H)
Rear: 100/90R18 (61H)
Front 300mm disc, two piston Brembo caliper
Rear: 153mm single leading shoe-drum.

Weight: 198 kg( Oil, no fuel)
Fuel capacity: 14 litres

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  • BonFre
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 11:50 AM

Is going to be available in India & at what price point?

Also hear that Enfield would be upgrading the C5 next year but no concrete info.

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  • designersf
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 04:33 PM

That's a massive engine for the oldie alright. 45bhp sounds hot for the Bullet. With such a powerful and reworked engine, the cost will definitely be on the higher side, maybe Rs 2 lakhs when it reaches India?
"Aerodynamics is for those who cannot make good engines"

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 05:05 PM

OT but Test drove the C5 today. Wow, what a powerful machine! Pulls cleanly from low RPM's in any gear, torque is massive.
Found the seating position a bit awkward & the various noises the UCE engine makes are no where near the heavy thump of the CI.


Overall I was happy with the ride, would try C3 now.

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  • lineshshah
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 08:35 PM

here is the image of Enfield  1000cc v2

lineshshah2010-09-28 15:20:33

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