Royal Enfield V-Twin — The Musket

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Royal Enfield V-Twin – The

700cc Royal Enfield — The Musket

What you see is a 700cc Royal Enfield constructed using two 350cc top The whole bike appears to come from the factory, or the special vehicle operations instead of the mind and work of a and determined owner. Aniket the builder, still wants to up with a better exhaust than short open but already, the bike looks

Aniket calls the 700cc V twin, The Musket, to keep the gun (ala Bullet) reference This is very impressive I have to admit, when I the videos at the end of this post, I started smiling and kept all the way through.

I really like bike!

When you read the of the build, take note of the he had an idea and over many kept at it, continued learning, working, he just kept until the idea became and he was riding this bike the road. Far too many people finish the idea stage stopping, the work never Aniket is a doer, and you know I say about doers .

What normally happens I get a tip like this, is follow up the owner or builder for a few details so I can put a story, but when I received response, I found he had already the post and there was no need for me to add So, I’ll just turn the over to Aniket and let him fill in the of The Musket.

From Aniket

I was born in and lived in Delhi, till 1999 when I to the USA — ostensibly for a Masters in Design, but here’s the dirty I came because of the sound of a Davidson. Saw one once in Delhi, ago, belonged to some rich type, heard it up and rumble away, wet myself and resolved that one day, I visit their homeland.

didn’t seem likely at the I was studying architecture in Delhi so the best thing was to see what I do with my Bullet, dearly as the only real motorcycle in India back then perhaps even now). when the idea was sort of into my brain, in the heat of 115 Delhi summers, over the smell of steaming cow dung and with biking buddies in the cafeteria.

I would build a V twin it should feel right, its long …, heavy beautiful cylinder and head. for any and every book I could on vintage motorcycles, V twins, design, metal casting, all of it. Bought an old enfield engine to use as

700cc Royal Enfield — The Musket

Jump to 2002. I did in fact find in the USA, now an industrial design member at an art and design college. On a to Delhi in 03, I picked up my old engine and it back Began to work on the on weekends, sketching, 3d computer measuring all internal parts, out how to make the whole thing using only standard parts. You guessed it — across the Norcroft V twin online, sort of destroyed me for a

Then I figured, this is of fun anyway, so lets keep at it. I a couple more years about 18 developments of my CAD model I was ready to start building and then, what do you know, the comes to my attention! By now, I was to suspect that my next neighbors were working on an V twin as well.

As you’d expect, after a of depressed moping, it was back to the again and I also noticed my approach was rather different so why not put forward the way I thought made to me? Here is my rationale:

1. Keep it as simple as the original Bullet Therefore, no modern updates to engine internals, so it still has the tappets, no hydraulics, and the stock oil pumps. Vintage bike really like to tinker and adjustment is almost a religous for many.

2. Improve the oil filter I machined a new filter housing uses a standard modern type filter available at This is not a screw on car type — that doesn’t right, so I have a finned housing I made.

3. Aesthetically, and was very important to me being an designer- keep the vintage and cues strong. I thought I pick up from the last big twin- the Interceptor. The rounded of the front of the crankcase and pleasingly and gently radiused forms of the and the cooling fins on the side of the wet

A wet sump simplifies matters and ties in with the last big twin- the Interceptor Mark 2, also had a wet sump.

4. I love the copper oil pipes that are beautiful visual elements on engines, so I decided to incorporate as well. This also to keep the oil cool as it travels them, exposed to the air.

5. the frame mods to a minimum and keep the vintage feel by keeping the single down the Enfield big twins of yore had down tube frames and well. The look of the vintage V I think is the very simple and cradled engine between two front sloping forward and sloping back.

700cc Enfield V-Twin — The

I ended up quitting my teaching job year, was getting the feeling my heart was in projects like Since I wasn’t a machinist, I had to that too. This is the stars lined up — a family business is a machine close to my home, and his dad, Mr.

Boggs was sufficiently amused by the and my excitement to allow me to come in and working on my project, early year.

Well, it took a year for the machining to get done, I everything as I went along and we are. I have skipped all the oh moments but there weren’t too just one huge one, the first foundry I went to much destroyed my patterns over 3 years by leaving near an open window in the still get stressed out when I of that- had to cut away and repair the thing after a couple of of very evil thoughts.

the holy rider in the sky must smiled upon me because the very first firing, it like it WANTS to! It starts kick every time! It quite as explosive as my 750 Triumph but it has the very mild Bullet and stock 7:1 compression and small so a healthy increase in output can be with the usual mods. the torque is really lovely- pulls top gear at around 20 mph and accelerates from there any snatching!

I’m keen to try the new 5 speed the new Enfields have — my old one has really low and a huge gap to top. My ratio is 4.22 to 1 right now and she like she could pull taller.

The amazing part is its SMOOTH! It shakes much than my Triumph and I think than my old 350 single engine! second piston is really to cut the vibes.

The sound? Beyond my dreams, from those hot summer days in Delhi, ten ago.

700cc Royal V-Twin — The Musket

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