The 1,000cc V-Twin Carberry-Enfield has moved its production to India from Australia and will partner with Jaspreet Singh Bhatia and the shop will be based out of Bhilai in Chhattisgarh.
The company was founded by Paul Carberry and is famous for his take on the 1,000cc V-Twin Royal Enfield. The engine was built with two of the old generation 500cc iron cast engines of the Royal Enfield and sold 13 motorcycles which were hand made.
Royal Enfield has moved from the iron cast engine to the new generation UCE (Unit Construction Engine). More recently they unveiled an all-new engine, the LS410cc on the Himalayan. Paul will be looking to work on these to keep up with the changes.
As of now, Paul is scouting for suppliers and dealers to help build their motorcycles. Carberry-Enfield has used most of the parts from the Royal Enfield to produce the V-Twin and wants to get those parts which will help in lowering costs.
The production of the India-made V-Twin 1000cc engine is still at an early stage and we could see something by the end of this year or early next year.
The cost to the motorcycles will be known once the entire motorcycle will be produced, but, it will be comparatively lower since parts and manpower cost is much lower compared to Australia.
The 1,000cc engine is a 55 degree V-Twin modified to look very much at home and not touch the styling part of the exterior so as to keep the essence of keeping it classic.
Many of the Royal Enfield enthusiasts relate to the Carberry design as there has been no offering of a twin cylinder from Royal Enfield. Time will tell if Royal Enfield would partner with Paul and his company to realise the twin cylinders on the motorcycle.