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CARBERRY ENFIELD produces a 1000cc V-twin engine

Sales started globally, new manufacturing plant in India

by Ujjwal Dey

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Carberry Motorcycles has released a 1000 cc V-Twin Engine priced at Indian Rupees 4,96,000. Australia's Carberry Motorcycles has revealed its first made-in-India 1000 cc Royal Enfield based V-Twin engine and will initially be available for exports, existing Carberry bike owners or for display purpose.

Australia's custom Royal Enfield bike builder, Carberry Motorcycles opened shop in India earlier this year and has now officially released details on its first made-in-India 1000 cc V-Twin Royal Enfield engine. For those who know about the company, the builder produced custom 1000 cc V-Twin engines based on 500 cc RE units and moved operations to India for easier manufacturing process.



Started by Paul Carberry, the first India-made Carberry 1000 cc V-Twin cruiser will be revealed later this year. Carberry Motorcycles currently operates out of Bhilai, Chattisgarh and will soon move operations to Pune, Maharashtra, a neighbouring city to financial capital Mumbai city. This unique engine, the motor is now ready for sale and includes the primary drive and the transmission. There's a seven-plate clutch with strengthened primary chain, 5-speed transmission, hydraulic lifters and a heavy crankshaft. Carberry has added a heavy-duty starter motor and the clutch designed is that for a 2-litre car engine.

Carberry further reveals that the oil capacity stands at 3.7 litres, whereas the lifters and oil pumps run in their own housings, protecting the engine cases from wear and tear. The custom builder says that the motor will provide linear power delivery throughout the rev range and the old school design is appropriate for custom builds. The exhaust system is not a part of the engine setup as the same is frame dependent.

Carberry's new 1000 cc V-Twin engine has been priced at Rs. 4,96,000 (ex-factory), and will be exported as well across several markets. The export price though will carry a slight warranty surcharge over the Indian version.

 For those looking to order the engine, Carberry Motorcycles is yet to to get the requisite clearances from ARAI and the engine is currently available for existing Carberry bikes, exports or for display purposes. The company is accepting bookings for the engine alone with a 50 percent deposit, while deliveries will happen about four to seven months after placing the order.

The Carberry 1000 cc V-Twin engine will be liked by custom builders looking for an old school motor that is easy to work upon. However, for those looking at picking up the complete bike, the builder has announced that the bikes will arrive later this year with all the certifications in place.


The new 1,000 cc V-twin has been developed using cylinders from two of Royal Enfield's 500 cc engines. Of course, changes had to be made. The modified crankcase features a reworked crankshaft to withstand the increased load and delivery. Carberry has also used hydraulic valve lifters for smoother operation. The bigger crankcase also has an increased oil capacity of 3.7 litres. The double-RE engine comes mated to a five-speed gearbox via a seven-plate clutch assembly.

Carberry says that the motor delivers a linear power output, while the exact power and torque figures are yet to be revealed.



Paul Carberry's name should ring a bell if you like motorcycles, especially if you like Royal Enfields. Paul is the Australian gentleman behind Carberry Enfield, the firm that successfully crafted a 1,000cc V-twin engine based on the Royal Enfield 500cc single cylinder engine. Carberry Enfield sold a few of these machines. Recently, they closed doors in Australia.

The new base of operations is India! Paul Carberry has found an Indian investor who has, obviously, invested, and also convinced Paul to move to Bhilai, India. The Indian operation is still at a very early stage. Paul Carberry said he is still working out the suppliers he needs to make his motorcycles and that includes, among other things, foundries who produce good, well-made castings. 

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the Australian Carberrys ran smoothly and well, so Paul Carberry's reputation for meticulous engineering is perhaps well-deserved. It's that level of quality that Paul intends to keep while making the motorcycles here. 

While it is too early to comment on pricing, Paul did suggest that the cost of the motorcycles, because of India's scale as well as lower cost of operation, could drop to just over half of what it was in Australia. But actual numbers will come later. Cost is not something that Paul is concerned about right now. He is busy setting up the operation and getting ready to make the motorcycles.

The first India-made Carberry Enfield 1,000cc V-twin is still six to eight months away. Paul Carberry also noted that moving to India also has another advantage. From the very beginning, Carberry's Enfields were designed to use as many original parts as possible so that the bike could be fixed as easily as possible. The spread of spare parts in Australia, it stands to reason, is vastly smaller than in India where 98 per cent of all Royal Enfields made annually are sold. 

When asked about service, Paul says he's working out whether the company needs to be represented across the country or some other form of customer service needs to be employed.

Australian magazine Motorcycle Trader reports that Royal Enfield, was in fact, one of the first customers of the Carberry Enfield. There was an exploration as to whether Royal Enfield would just absorb Carberry Enfield but this didn't lead anywhere. The company reportedly ended the discussion saying that Paul was using the non unit-construction engine and that migrating the V-twin to the new UCE platform would be too much work. The man who has invested in Carberry Enfield is a Bhilai-based businessman Jaspreet Singh Bhatia. Bhatia has a real estate business, a paper mill and a carton factory. But he's a motorcycle enthusiast. His friend supplied him with an old Royal Enfield parallel twin crankcase and Bhatia - not an engineer - managed to cast and craft himself a running - "not very well" he rushes to clarify - engine.

But this interest in Carberry Enfield actually started with him reading about the motorcycle in magazine articles dated years ago. At that time, Paul was not actually making bikes and their chats led Jaspreet into investing in Carberry Enfield and bringing the operation to its new home in India.

If you'd like to get in touch with Paul Carberry for more details, or to book one of his wonderful 1,000cc V-twin Royal Enfield-based specials, email him at carberryenfield@hotmail.com or call him at his India mobile phone +91-90094 11111.

Website: http://www.carberrymotorcycles.com

India Phone No:

+91 9406296699 (Paul Carberry)

+91 9009411111 (Jaspreet Singh Bhatia)


Email: sales@carberrymotorcycles.com


Carberry Enfield India aim to offer a unique hand built machine to a niche market. By offering the 1000cc Carberry V-twin motorcycles and stand-alone engines.

Dream Engines and Manufacturers{DEM} is a company formed by Jaspreet Singh Bhatia of India and Paul Carberry from Australia who are now in the process of resurrecting the famous Carberry Motorcycle which had ceased production in Australia in 2011. The bikes from the short production run in Australia still in use and the relentless testing of the prototype proved them to be a reliable and popular machine. The Carberry V- twin attained world popularity and praise from the media with journalists delighted with its smooth low down torque, light handling, minimal vibration and deep exhaust note.


The engine inherits the long 90mm stroke and uses the UCE cylinder heads and 5 speed gearbox. The frame is a new (not modified) high strength frame made from cold drawn tube and the primary drive is upgraded with 7 plate clutch and high strength chain. The Carberry is also known as the Double Barrel as it requires two bullets and fires two barrels!

The engine is inherently designed for reliability and longevity and our focus is to supply a quality product through quality workmanship and to give the owner the ultimate experience.

Paul says, “After all it’s all about the dream, ours and yours!” 

Paul Carberry had this idea of combining two British singles since his teens, but as his engineering skills steadily grew the British singles were fading away and factories closing down. To do this exercise would only be an expensive one off machine with second hand parts, not commercially viable, to pay the bills whilst doing what he loved was the objective.

Through the seventies and eighties Paul kept hearing rumours that India was still producing the Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and 500 which excited him somewhat but there were only rumours no hard evidence and no google search back then. It was not until the early nineties that he saw one at a classic bike meeting, this was an awe-inspiring moment for Paul it was like seeing a long lost lover he thought was dead over 20 years ago, the rumours were true, there it was with all its chrome and hand painted pin striping, a brand new 1950s British bike; long thought to be extinct!

India the land of traditional people who for a long time were largely indifferent to the outside world and it`s trendy and fast moving throwaway society, they embraced this piece of England’s history, a steed of steel not plastic.


Paul moved to Indonesia to try his hand at custom Harleys but Indonesia was tough place to do business and had 200% taxes, corruption and delays. In Australia the passion doesn`t go away, but wearing financial loses Paul no longer has his workshop; nor his house for that matter. Paul’s engineering ability had grown over the years but there were things like gear cutting and newer technology CNC machining that weren’t fully in his grasp so he looked up an old acquaintance from the Melbourne Laverda club, Ian Drysdale who had already done a V8 from 2 Yamaha’s. So with the last of his funds Paul hires Ian’s technical expertise and the V twin finally moves from a teenage dream to reality, with Paul now in his mid 40s.

Doing a production run is somewhat different to building a prototype and took a lot of setting up and setup costs. Also they had to pass Australian design regulations which involved one year of red tape to satisfy the authorities to be legal on the road. The hand built machines were timely to build and pricey but there were enough people that appreciated these bikes and were prepared to buy them quicker than Paul could build them. Two years on and bikes were rolling out of the factory with their smiley faced customers there to receive them, they loved them and so did the motorcycle media.

The investors in Australia decided to permanently shut down production; rejecting all options. It was the end of an era and Paul moved on; with disappointment but also great sense of accomplishment for having hand built 13 machines including one prototype and 2 engines.

4 years after the last production bike, Jaspreet Singh Bhatia an Indian businessman from the Durg district in rural India who has big interest in large motorcycles had interest to produce them locally. So back to India; but this time a deal was made and the two men formed the company Dream Engines and Modifications [DEM] and Paul and his wife relocated to Durg early 2016; and production began.



The Carberry V twin was designed with the idea of using enough modern technology to make it reliable, usable and easy to maintain but not too complicated; while still keeping old school charm, looks, sound and feel.


“We start with the crank, we make a complete new crankshaft with more weight for the extra cylinder and ensuring a smooth and torquey engine, this is made of a high quality steel and nitride hardening. The big ends are roller in steel rods, the drive shaft has more splines for concentricity the four bearings supporting all this are of twice the capacity of the single Enfield. We have added upgraded lifters for ease of maintenance and quieter running, kick-start is retained while adding an electric start. Oil flow is supplied by 2 large gear rotor pumps producing 90 times the flow of the old CI bullet and a large 3.7 litre oil capacity keeping the engine cool, all this goes through a car filter, the oil pumps and lifters run in their own replaceable bushes and housings so they cannot wear or damage the crankcases as in other designs. The twin plugs are fired by electronic ignition. UCE heads and barrels were decided upon for lack of oil leaks, added power, cleaner burn, better fuel economy and availability. Power is delivered through a heavy duty 7 plate clutch to a 5 speed gearbox.”


In development: At DEM refinement is ongoing. They are working on split cam gears for a quieter valve train, automatic decompressor for easy starting and fuel injection to meet emissions regulations. DEM believes the classic experience does not to be traded for a gain in technology. No balance shafts, no overhead cams and no short stroke high rev; low torque engines here.



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Reader Comments

It's awesome few years ago I saw its pic. I think I have that magazine which had its first pics. I plan to buy it someday. Till then would love to see more information.

Donald peter
Mumbai, Maharashtra , India
Friday, December 8, 2017
Editor Response We will try to keep you posted. We will reach out for a test ride.
Great song, "Carberry enFields Forever.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

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