Bhilai-based Carberry Motorcycles launched the Double-Barrel 1000 in India earlier this year. The Royal Enfield based bike is powered by a 1,000cc V-Twin engine and is priced at Rs. 7.36 lakh, making it the cheapest litre-class bike in India. Here are five things that you don’t know about Royal Enfield based Carberry Double-Barrel 1000 which gets a hand-built engine.
ABS will be standard
Royal Enfield is yet to offer the very important safety feature, ABS on their India spec bikes. Carberry Double-Barrel, which is based on Royal Enfield will be offered with standard ABS. The twin-cylinder 1,000cc bike needs heavy braking power to come to a stop and that’s where the ABS will play an important role.
We do not know if the bike gets dual channel ABS or a single channel ABS but ABS in any form is a much-needed safety feature on the two-wheelers.
Royal Enfield is not a direct competition
Royal Enfield supplies the parts to Carberry which are then used in the hand-built engines. According to Paul Carberry, Royal Enfield has remained very supportive of their brand.
He feels that the new 650cc parallel-twin engine may take away a few sales from Carberry. But it will act more like a stepping stone for the bikers who are upgrading from 500cc to 650cc and then 1,000cc Carberry bikes. Also, Royal Enfield plans to focus on the 650-750cc segment and will not enter the litre-class in the near future.
Fuel injection is coming soon
Carberry engine, which is currently fed fuel by carburettors will soon get much-advanced fuel injection system. Paul Carberry says that the engine has been sent to Bengaluru for the upgrades and soon the fuel injected version of the engine will be available. The engine currently produces a maximum of 53 PS – 82 Nm.
You don’t need to buy the whole bike
If you are building a custom motorcycle or want to upgrade your current engine, you do not need to buy the whole bike to get the 1,000cc V-Twin Carberry engine. The engine alone will cost Rs. 4.96 lakh plus taxes if applicable. The engines will be available much before the complete bike. The engine kit comes with transmission, ignition, and carburetion. The same engine can be fitted to regular Royal Enfield motorcycles with some modifications to the mounts and other parts.
Can be repaired by a regular Royal Enfield mechanic
Just because the engine uses a lot of parts from Royal Enfield engines and has a similar set-up, the regular mechanics of Royal Enfield motorcycles will be able to carry repairs on the Carberry engines. However, Carberry will train people in the different cities of the country to repair the maintain the Carberry engines properly. The engine will be very easy to maintain as almost all the spare parts can be sourced from a regular Royal Enfield service centre.
Via AutoCar India