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Friday, 24 August 2012

Friday bike

Here's another bike that I found on the Web. There are a number of V-twins based on the Royal Enfield singles running around, but this one caught my eye not only because it looks really 'traditional', but also because the builder has put so much detail onto his website.
The 'Enfield Musket' (good pun there!) was built by Aniket Vardhan, an Indian living in the US. He 'officially' went to the US to study for a Masters in Industrial Design, but claims the real reason was that he loved the sound of Harley Davidsons!
He carved wooden patterns of his crankcase design, then found a company to cast them.
Just imagine making the pattern (on the left).

Looking at the finished bike just illustrates what a good designer and engineer Aniket is - I hope he got his Masters!

His website has lots of details of the bike's construction, along with pictures and videos. In this video, he explains the silencers he's fitted, then starts the bike so you can hear the superb sound it makes. Great stuff!!

1 comment:

  1. It is pretty cool. He has a Facebook page where he is chronicling his new build, a bigger motor with an eye to producing kits.He was working out all the machining steps, last time I looked.