Remember too that RE was famous for its big Vtwins in the 20's and 30's.cheersWarwick
If RE comes up with a twin cylinder 750 or 1000 cc engine, it will be a good move. The RE faithful will love to have a bigger engine bike. It will definitely compete with Harley Sportster 883 cc bikes which are the most likely ones to sell in any significant numbers in India. Moreover, a twin RE can also compete abroad with other twins such as Bonneville. The very big HD bikes will not be bread winners in India, they may sell a very few of those. Bigger HD bikes do not pose a real competition to RE.
The other issue is their aftermarket parts are real $$$$ and RE beats them there too. Nigel
BINGO !!! The genesis of the Sporster was a Sports model. It was NOT a touring model. It was H-D's answer to the lithe and lively handling Britt and European bikes of the day. Sportsters have gotten bigger, heavier and fatter as of late and size wise are closer to the Big Twin touring models of yesteryear. Park one next to a Pan Head and you will see what I mean.
The genesis of the Sporster was a Sports model. It was NOT a touring model. It was H-D's answer to the lithe and lively handling Britt and European bikes of the day.
A twin would be cool, but I'll stick with a single. A 500cc one lunger gives me the best riding sensation. I've owned a lot of twins, and multi's and I like them all but for some reason the single makes me grin the most
Hmm, a modern RE vertical twin. I would have a hard time not buying it if it were done as well as the C5/G5 designs.
Well - There has been a persistent RUMOUR to that effect ..... and the UCE engine case IS offset about a half a cylinder width at the parting line ..... and 350cc "guts" are already out there to make 700 cc's (Interceptor!) - and finally - the concept isn't wasted on the boys in the Factory - OR Siddatha Lal. Personally, I think that a parallel twin of 700cc's with about 60-65hp in the light Enfield frame couldn't be beat. I'd have one in my garage as soon as they were available! They'd kill Harley on every accord in India - it's an ENFIELD, it's less money, it's less tax - and you KNOW those engineers would design at least 60mpg's right into it ....
Copied from the other thread http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,9528.0.htmldirectly followed by I am hedging my bets that RE will make it a parallel twin. Whatever they call it I want one. Now lets see if they can get it here for less than the cost of a Triumph.
thank you...i mean what r they going to do just stay with the c5/g5 models...great bikes and classy but were're talking 3-4 years from now.
Ace (Jay?) Here is where it gets confusing:Three engine types, multiple frame /body types , different names in different countries, two non factory V twin mods, multiple performance packages (for different engine types etc) ........you get my point. From what I understand, the "Musket" is based on the iron barrel push rod engines and heads: From the Carberry website, it looks like the Carberry Enfield is based on the hydraulic lifter heads ( I know the UCE engine matches this descripition, but I don't know about the "Alloy Lean Burn" type (this never was sold in Canada......after a several year gap we jumped straight from Iron Barrels back , I think in the 1990's -before I was into the story, to UCE offereings in July 2010) . So , since RE has stopped production of the Iron Barrel model engine type, I don't think it likely that they will ever pursue the Musket type from Aniket Vardhan as a production model from the factory, though it sounds like the creator of this kit plans to market it as an aftermarket mod for Iron Barrel owners. Thus, to my guess, if the factory is going to pickup on either of these configurations it would have to be the Carberry. You mentioned the "Fireball" mod package. Please pardon my ignorance about fireball mods, but is this an Iron Barrel mod, or is applicable to the UCE (your response is on a "Bullet with UCE engine " section of the site....again see my comments above re confusioin. I saw a video clip of three guys at a drag strip witn one ?military outfit which was modified, I am guessing with "fireball" mods that sounded great and went like a bt out of hell. Could you please post a link here about the mods? Thanks Nigel
I didn't know the Fireball was also designed for good manners on the street, I thought it was an all out performance package. I'm really excited to see if the same will be done for the UCE now. Since I'm planning to put a sidecar on in the future I'd welcome some extra power while maintaining easy driveability.Scott
I hope you profit from your hard work
Nigel I don't think Ace has made any money but he has made a lot of friends.