Carberry 1.0-litre V-Twin motorcycle to be launched INR 7 lakhs in India
The motorcycle will resemble Royal Enfield Classic Chrome and customers are expected to personalize it as per their tastes.
Soon after launching its 1.0-litre V-Twin carbureted engine for Royal Enfields, Carberry Motorcycles is gearing up to launch its first made-in-India motorcycle towards the end of this year. The firm is currently working with ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) towards homologation and expects to receive the green signal by December 2017.
Speaking to Overdrive, Jaspreet Singh Bhatia of Carberry Motorcycles revealed that the upcoming 1.0-litre V-Twin motorcycle features a double-cradle chassis which has been developed from scratch unlike the earlier versions which employed reinforced Royal Enfield frame. However, the new motorcycle will continue to resemble Royal Enfield Classic aesthetically. The idea is to give the customers a clean design which is easily customizable.
Estimated to be priced at around INR 7 lakhs, the new Carberry V-Twin Motorcycle is ready and the prototypes with carbureted version of the engine have already crossed combined test mileage of 50,000 km over all sorts of terrains including three trips to Leh, Ladakh.
Bhatia also added that a BS-IV compliant fuel-injected version of the engine will be introduced alongside the motorcycle. The carbureted version is tuned to deliver around 56 hp and is mated to a 5-speed transmission by a 7-plate clutch. The exhaust system will adopt two-into-one configuration. The litre-class custom motorcycle will employ disc brakes at either end, supported by ABS.
Each Carberry V-Twin motorcycle will be assembled completely by a single technician at the company’s Bhilai facility in Durg district of Chhattisgarh. Overdrive reports that Carberry has already received around 50 enquiries for the motorcycle, mostly from overseas customers. The company aims to build around 150 units by the end of next year.