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Author Topic: Royal Enfield Cannon by Glynn Kerr  (Read 722 times)

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Royal Enfield Cannon by Glynn Kerr
« on: July 31, 2013, 05:12:04 AM »
Have a look at this link; looks pretty well done sketches with nice design ideas!!
http://www.coroflot.com/Glynnkerr/Royal-Enfield-Cannon

Of course, we have Aniket's Musket 998 RE!!...
http://www.musketvtwin.com/

Seems like choice of some sought of twin would be coming soon from RE?!! (?) :-)

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Re: Royal Enfield Cannon by Glynn Kerr
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 06:36:12 AM »
Aniket is the man :)  That 998 looks so great all bare and stripped down like that.

If RE did just drop an American made v-twin in there I'd be a bit sad.  It's such an iconic American motor, to drop it into a British bike seems like heresy.

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Re: Royal Enfield Cannon by Glynn Kerr
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 07:24:16 AM »
The Brits put V-Twins in bikes going back over 80 years.  Enfield, Matchless, Vincent...   Americans don't and never have owned the idea.
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Re: Royal Enfield Cannon by Glynn Kerr
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 02:30:03 PM »
I like those concept sketches, especially the "Military" and the "Roadster" (the first sketch).

The comment with the "Cruiser" sketch is a bit of a cheeky jab at the RE Thunderbird model.

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Re: Royal Enfield Cannon by Glynn Kerr
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 03:59:57 PM »
Great renders.  That artist has worked in the moto-design industry for a while now.  Cool to see him tackle some RE designs as a personal project.

I'm coming around on this V-twin business.  Looks tidy in there.  Think I'd rather see the company officially do a straight-up-and-down parallel-twin and leave the V to Aniket but these are really cool to see.
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Re: Royal Enfield Cannon by Glynn Kerr
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2013, 04:39:38 PM »
I think a parallel twin with non standard timing would work great. The Triumph Scrambler, Thruxton, etc use these kind of engines to great effect.

I know there have been RE's and British bikes with V-Twins, but frankly there are so many Vtwins out there that I don't think its a great direction for RE. But I did love the designs and its a fascinating idea.

KTM has the 690 Duke, which is a well respected single cylinder motorcycle.
I know for lots of folks I talk to the fact that the RE UCE bikes can't go over 80 with the stock equipment is a problem for them. It pushes some people to Triumph, or other motorcycles.

Yet I understand why 500 is the biggest bike for RE. They build for their home market first. But perhaps with Triumph and Harley Davidson entering India, maybe RE will have a 700cc parallel twin or something in the pipeline.

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Re: Royal Enfield Cannon by Glynn Kerr
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 04:57:07 PM »
I seriously like the looks of the Roadster and Cruiser (needs slightly higher bars), though I'd be just fine with a parallel twin, too.
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Re: Royal Enfield Cannon by Glynn Kerr
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013, 04:59:57 PM »
RE did have V-twins back in the twenties and thirties, but I prefer the vertical twin from them. Not many people remember Enfield having V-wins. It ain't the culture.
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Re: Royal Enfield Cannon by Glynn Kerr
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 05:25:01 PM »
I know the Brits and others have all used narrow angle v-twins at times but it's not what I generally think of when I think of vintage British bikes.  Those bring images of the big singles and parallel twins.  Likewise, narrow angle v-twin just conjures up the current American cruiser scene.  Maybe it's my disdain for the HD marketing machine, but that's what I think of when I see a v-twin.

That said, those renderings are really something.  The artist did some really nice work.

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Re: Royal Enfield Cannon by Glynn Kerr
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2013, 08:00:37 PM »
Kudos to the drawings, but that's about it.

Aniket's musket has real value and there is virtue in the story.
As a result it has a natural intrinsic beauty, totally lacking in these concepts.

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Re: Royal Enfield Cannon by Glynn Kerr
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2013, 10:38:02 PM »
As was mentioned the British did make some V twins.

This Vincent represents them rather nicely. :)
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Re: Royal Enfield Cannon by Glynn Kerr
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2013, 12:16:51 AM »
Even  though I mentioned that V-Twins have a British tradition, I'd like to see a new Enfield vertical twin of 700-750 cc.
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Re: Royal Enfield Cannon by Glynn Kerr
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2013, 12:45:00 AM »
These are brilliant. Very tastefully done.
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