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Royal Enfield fans would probably know about the fabled Carberry Enfield, a motorcycle with a 1,000cc engine that was created by fusing two existing Royal Enfield 500cc engines in a V-Twin format. After talks with Royal Enfield did not bear fruit, Paul Carberry, the man responsible for the Carberry V-Twin, tied up with Jaspreet Singh Bhatia from Bhilai, Chhattisgarh in India, and shifted operations here last year from Australia.




Australian-based Carberry Motorcycle set-up shop in India last year and has now opened order books for its custom 1000 cc bike in the country. The 1000 cc V-Twin Carberry motorcycle is powered by two 500 cc UCE engine blocks from Royal Enfield and is priced at ₹ 7.35 lakh (ex-Factory). Started by Paul Carberry with his Indian partner Jaspreet Singh Bhatia, the bikes will be built in Bhillai, Chattisgarh and will be shipped across the country. The builder had previously announced that it will also export the engine overseas to custom builders.

Priced at Rs 7.35 lakh, bookings for the Carberry Enfield are now open and deliveries are expected to commence within the next four to seven months. This new version fuses two 500cc blocks from the newer Royal Enfield UCE engine, as opposed to the original Carberry Enfield which utilised two of the older cast-iron engine blocks. The 55-degree V-Twin runs a dual carburettor setup. However, a fuel-injected version that will be BS-IV compliant is also under development in India.




Currently, this engine cannot be fitted onto pre-owned bikes; the engine and bike will be sold as a complete package. Carberry already has test mules of a new bike, dubbed the Double Barrel 1000, running with this engine, in the process of homologation. Unlike the previous Carberry bike which used a heavily modified version of the existing Royal Enfield chassis to deal with the increased load and stresses, the Double Barrel has a brand new double-cradle frame. The bike will also feature front and rear disc brakes with ABS, as well as a two-into-one exhaust system.

As part of the first batch, Carberry Motorcycle is accepting up to 29 orders while the waiting period is said to be up to 10 months. The bike is yet to clear homologation from ARAI, but Carberry says it is currently in the process of acquiring the same.

The original Carberry Double Barrel motorcycle built in Australia used a 1000 cc V-Twin cast-iron engine from the older REs. However, the company has now moved to the UCE derivative for its easy availability. The new 55-degree V-Twin motor gets a dual carburettor set-up and produces up to 52 bhp and 82 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox with a seven plate clutch. It gets a heavy duty starter and a heavy crankshaft.



The motor has an oil capacity of 3.7 litres, while the lifters and oil pumps run in their own housings, protecting the engine cases from wear and tear. The exhaust system is not a part of the engine setup as the same is frame dependent. Keeping up with modern times, a fuel injected version of the motor is also said to be in the pipeline.

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