The World's Fastest Enfield? Aussie Ingenuity!

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  1. #1 GTR-Admin, Oct 14, 2017
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    The ex-Australian custom bike company Carberry was founded in Adelaide by Paul Carberry.


    The Carberry Enfield Double Barrel engine is the product of his desire to combine to two single-cylinder engines to make one powerful 1000cc unit. Royal Enfield engines were chosen for this project.

    Carberry has been developing the Royal Enfield 1000cc V-Twin engine for a while now. The 1000cc engine is created by connecting two 500cc Royal Enfield engines to a heavy crankshaft via a set of custom-built parts.


    Features of The Carberry Enfield Double Barrel 1000cc Engine
    The new 55-degree V-Twin motor makes a decent 52BHP and 82nm of torque on it’s dual carburetor setup. The engine is matched up with a 5-speed transmission and a heavy-duty seven-plate clutch. In the works is a fuel injected version of the 1000cc Carberry Enfield engine.


    In 2016 Paul’s Indian partner, Jaspreet Singh Bhatia, persuaded him to shift base from Australia to Bhillai, Chhatisgarh in India due to the ready availability of Royal Enfield parts. The plan was to shift from only building engines to producing full motorcycles…

    Carberry Enfield goes to Market
    This unique V-Twin engine has become a full motorcycle and has just gone on sale in India.

    The Carberry Enfield Double Barrel 1000cc is based on an all-new double cradle frame, but uses an array of subcomponents from the 500cc Royal Enfield motorcycles. The 1000cc bike is easily mistaken for a genuine Royal Enfield by its appearance but there are also many subtle changes Carberry has implemented. The Carberry Enfield 1000cc motorcycles have heavier wheel spokes, front and rear disc brakes and ABS will be standard feature.


    Price And Availability
    The Carberry Enfield Double Barrel 1000cc, manufactured in India by Aussie Paul Carberry and partner Jaspreet Singh Bhatia has been launched and they are taking orders in India... The first deliveries are expected over the next few weeks.

    • The Carberry Enfield Double Barrel 1000cc motorcycle is priced at approx 735,000 rupees / 375,000 THB
    • The engine can be purchased for approx 495,000 rupees / 252,000 THB
    Carberry Website: Carberry Motorcycles

  2. A great concept and good luck to them. I think it will sell well in India. Lovely timing cover, reminiscent of a Velocette.
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  3. That's Cool but not much Horsepower for a 1000 cc ? Terrible in fact!
  4. Well, the standard Bullet is only about 27bhp. As this is 2 Bullets in one, you get about twice as much, at 53bhp.
    A Harley Sportster 1000 is rated at 57bhp, so I would say the V-twin Bullet is comparable.
    The 1959 Triumph Bonneville 650cc was rated at 46bhp, the fastest bike in it's day... nearly 60 years ago...
    My 1959 single carb Triumph 6T Thunderbird was only rated at 34bhp. But nice to know I could burn off a Bullet.... haha..
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  5. If you look at a modern 1000cc high performance bike, a +100HP would certainly be the more the norm.

    That said, my 2008 Vulcan 900cc Custom was only 50HP, and the old 1100cc Honda Shadow was a massive 67HP :cool:

    However, the Carberry engine is taking two 27HP Royal Enfield barrels and top ends that are still pretty much based on the original 1930's & 40's technology and doubling the horsepower that one RE engine would produce on its own. Hat's off to them, its a very cool project and the result is a classic looking bike with enough grunt to satisfy anyone who'd love to ride a retro style V-Twin.

    Royal Enfield actually produced their own V-Twins once - way back in 1913, a modest 425cc and it probably had barely enough horsepower to pull the skin off a rice pudding....


    And in 1939, this big beast....

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  6. Great stuff.

    A friend of a friend has a 1912 Royal Enfield 1,000cc V-Twin with sidecar, here in Thailand.
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    It is in all original condition.
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    Complete with Lucas "King of the Road" acetylene lights. These would have been interesting to use, no doubt. The black container behind the light holds water in the top half and calcium carbide pellets in the bottom. The screw at the back is for adjusting the drip flow of water down onto the carbide. This mixing produces the acetylene gas used for the lights.
    On a a solo bike, run away quick if you crash at night with the lights on, petrol tanks and carburettors of the day were a little leaky. I believe bikes going up in flames when crashed at night, were commonplace!.
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    The engine does run and is started using a cranking handle. Starting is a little complex; manually retarding the ignition, setting the right fuel flow and separately, the right air flow, on the carburettor. Once running, advance the ignition a little. There is a decompressor valve lifter involved as well. Don't forget the manual oiling pump either, on top of the petrol tank.
    No twistgrip throttle in those days. After pulling the left side inverted lever controlled clutch in, select gear with right hand hand. Then juggle increasing the fuel flow and the airflow, with the two levers on the right side of the handlebar, while advancing the ignition with the lever on the left side.
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    What a fantastic machine. It was a privilege to sit on a motorbike that is over 100 years old and still runs.
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    Our friend Phil, In Mae Chan, used to ride an Enfield V-Twin back in England, in 1965
    Phils Royal Enfield model 180 in '65.

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  7. Thanks Ian - it is amazing that a Royal Enfield v-twin bike of that rarity would be in Thailand. Those early motorcyclists almost needed an extra pair of arms to handle the "engine management system" and keep the bike rolling.

    The oldest bike I've ever ridden was a WWII Indian 741, owned by the Thacker family at Okains Bay on Banks Peninsula, easy of Christchurch NZ. Theirs was restored and resplendent in blue - possibly an ex NZ Air force bike - but like this one;


    The foot clutch, hand gear shift lever and ignition advance/retard control on one hand grip plus the throttle on the other hand grip required great dexterity and multi-tasking skills! That was an amazing experience, one I've treasured for over 40 years. :)

    Military Scouts during World War II
    The most common Indian motorcycle made for military use in World War II was the 741, a military version of the Thirty-Fifty. These were primarily used by British and Commonwealth forces. Indian sold more than 30,000 units of the 741.
  8. Lucky you, I have yet to ride an old machine like that. Gorgeous looking Indian. If they sold so many, must be lots of them still running, around the world.

    While we're on Enfield, here's an interesting photo, on the wall of Khun Jubb's Harley Davidson shop in Chiang Rai. It is Khun Jub’s grandfather, H.E. Singkao Suriyakham, formerly governor of Chiang Rai and shown with his 1930’s Royal Enfield, looks like the 14th registered vehicle in Chiang Rai. Brilliant stuff. Biking clearly runs in their family.
    Khun Jubs grandfather.
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