Carberry Motorcycles has officially announced that their special V-Twin 1000cc engines for Royal Enfield motorcycles are now on sale. Produced at their facility in Bhilai, Madhya Pradesh, these new engines come with the primary drive & transmission setup when ordered.
For now, Carberry is only launching the new 1,000cc V-Twin engine. A fully modified motorcycle with this same engine would be introduced in due course of time.
The litre-class twin-cylinder engine has been priced at INR 4,96,000 ex-factory. Customers have to pay extra for the shipping and handling charges. Customers need to wait almost 6 months before the engine is delivered to them, after having placed an order with 50% advance.
Features of the new Carberry 1,000cc V-Twin engine:
- 7 plate clutch and high strengthened primary chain
- 5 speed gearbox
- Hydraulic lifters
- Heavy crankshaft
- Roller big end bearings
- Double the main bearing capacity of the single cylinder
- Heavy duty starter motor and sprag clutch designed for a 2 liter car engine
- Lifters and oil pumps run in their own housings protecting the engine cases from wear and damage
- A large 3.7 liter oil capacity filtered through a external spin on oil filter and pumped at 10 times the capacity of the single
- Oil pressure gauge
- Because of successful R&D the power is delivered smoothly with minimal vibration
- Linear power delivery throughout the rev range
- Magnetic sump plugs
- Old school design appropriated for custom builds
- Readily available parts
Legal issues are yet to be handled by the brand, so these new engines are not ready for street use as far as the authorities are concerned.
How many people would spend ~ 5 lakh on just an engine? Royal Enfield is already working on a 750cc, twin-cylinder motorcycle which most definitely be priced under this *engine only* asking price. Not to forget, Harley-Davidson also retails the Street 750 in India, which asks for a similar price tag.