India-based custom Royal Enfield manufacturer Carberry Enfield has launched their first new V-Twin motorcycle at an attractive price.
Back in 2016, Paul Carberry closed the doors on his Australian effort of Carberry Enfield and moved base to Bhilai, India. Apparently, an Indian investor, Jaspreet Singh Bhatia, had convinced him to do the same. For the past year, Paul has been busy setting up his Indian operations. His Australia-made Carberry motorcycles had the reputation of being more reliable than Royal Enfield’s own motorcycles emerging from the factory. Naturally then, Paul wanted to achieve similar levels of fit, finish, and quality from his Indian arm.
That meant sourcing parts and supplies, and machines for his workshop. He also needed to find foundries capable of producing castings to his rather lofty specifications. After all, Paul had a reputation for meticulous, high-quality engineering.
About fifteen or so months after Paul shifted to India, the results of his efforts and planning are out for the world to see: a made in India V-Twin Royal Enfield. Based on RE’s old Cast Iron Engine, the Carberry V-Twin sits proudly at the heart of the Royal Enfield Classic Redditch Series. The pictures show that the motorcycle now has a twin-cradle frame to handle the weight and torque of the giant V-Twin, instead of the stock Classic’s single down tube.
The motorcycle now has a twin-cradle frame to handle the weight and torque of the giant V-Twin, instead of the stock Classic’s single down tube. There are two exhaust pipes jutting out at either end of the Carberry. The bike now gets another airbox to feed air to the second cylinder. It is the same as the stock airbox of the Classic, making the motorcycle look, er, classy. Specifications are not out yet, but then again, Royal Enfields are not and never were about power and 0-100 kph times. Their hearts beat to a different era, of unhurried, leisure riding.
The all new Carberry Enfield is now on sale at $7,800. We still don’t know whether those numbers are pan-global, but we aren’t too hopeful as well. At this price point, the Carberry Enfield massively undercuts motorcycles in India that either have two cylinders or measure 1000cc. A great effort by Paul Carberry, even though none of these bikes fit in the same segment.