Carberry Reveals India-Made Twin-Cylinder Royal Enfield Engine

Australia’s custom Royal Enfield bike builder, Carberry Motorcycles opened shop in India earlier this year and has now officially released details on its first made-in-India 1000 cc V-Twin Royal Enfield engine.

It is basically two Royal Enfield engines fused into one. Started by Paul Carberry, the first India-made Carberry 1000 cc V-Twin cruiser will be revealed later this year. The engine will be separately sold to custom builders and for exports

The motor is now ready for sale and includes the primary drive and the transmission. There’s a seven-plate clutch with strengthened primary chain, 5-speed transmission, hydraulic lifters and a heavy crankshaft. Carberry has added a heavy-duty starter motor and the clutch designed is that for a 2-liter car engine.

Carberry further reveals that the oil capacity stands at 3.7 liters, whereas the lifters and oil pump run in their own housings, protecting the engine cases from wear and tear. The custom builder says that the motor will provide linear power delivery throughout the rev range and the old school design is appropriate for custom builds. The exhaust system is not a part of the engine setup as it is frame dependent.

14 Responses to “Carberry Reveals India-Made Twin-Cylinder Royal Enfield Engine”

  1. 1 Xenu Aug 16th, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Wish I had had the money.
    Carberry builds some beautiful bikes and this engine in a Harris frame could be a gem.
    This could be a build with plenty of parts by Hitchcock’s.
    Go ahead and laff at India now.

  2. 2 Lyle Landstrom Aug 16th, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Aniket Vardhan has also been selling his “Musket” V-Twin based on the Royal Enfield bullet.

  3. 3 NoH2Oh Aug 16th, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Almost looks like the result of breeding between an XR750 & Vincent. Nothing better looking than a well designed V-twin.

  4. 4 Paul Jetson Aug 16th, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Looks very nice.

  5. 5 Dave Blevins Aug 16th, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I was also thinking of the “Musket”…

  6. 6 domino Aug 17th, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Just a question …. Are these guys riding on the coat tails of Aniket Vardhan’s “Musket”?
    …………………… Domino Dave ……………………………

  7. 7 Lyle Landstrom Aug 17th, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Who knows if this was borrowed from the Musket but there have been other people that have made an Enfield V-Twin. The Musket is a cooler looking engine but uses the same primary cover and I don’t think it keeps it’s electric start. This one looks nice and has an electric start. The royal enfields have been known to have electric start problems which I don’t think have been totally resolved. The sprag clutch is the weak link so most people kick start them anyways. This one uses a different starter and perhaps a more robust sprag clutch.

  8. 8 Xenu Aug 17th, 2017 at 10:02 am

    The Musket and Carberry were developed separately
    Aniket based his on the older iron barrel design, while Carnberrys engine uses newer UCE engine parts. many Enfield owners buy a kit to be rid of the electric starter because the bought the bike for the simplicity of a 1955 design. My iron barrel starts with a few kicks cold, one hot.

  9. 9 Junman Aug 17th, 2017 at 10:09 am

    It will be nice to see a V-Twin in something beside a cruiser frame.

  10. 10 Dave Blevins Aug 19th, 2017 at 7:18 am

    There is an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage that can be viewed on YouTube that is about the “Musket” and an extensive interview of Aniket with Jay with details of his bikes. Well worth the 15 minutes to watch.
    Not trying to take anything away from Carberry, the engines are different, just thought some of you might be interested in watching it.

  11. 11 Victor Warners Aug 20th, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    A great effort i am sure, but Aniket’s Musket is SO much more beautiful and runs so sweetly. A combination of one man’s passion and phenomenal skills. There is just no comparison. A Vincent twin vs. a modern twin. The modern engine does many things very well but the Vincent will make a grown man drool, as does the Vardham’s Musket.

  12. 12 hacksaw Aug 22nd, 2017 at 10:21 am

    depends on what is readily available in my/your neck of the woods and for how much?
    this is the first i heard that the RE starters were crappy. i was considering buying one up until now.

  13. 13 barneyfife Nov 16th, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I believe Carberry offered a v twin many years ago for an outlandish price.

  14. 14 Xenu Nov 16th, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Carberry is now in India, much lower costs than Oz.

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