When I first heard that someone was fitting two cylinders on a Royal Enfield, I was gobsmacked and almost went off-balance. Then, things on my face changed, from squinting confusion to pale blank to the awestruck excitement that elated to newfound happiness one sees in a child receiving his Christmas present. I was startled enough to start making saliva bubbles, and I wasn’t even sorry for it.
There are not many things in your life that take you to a place where you can feel euphoria. Motorcycling is one that does it in the most humble of manners. The term ‘Motorcycling’ means a lot to many people. Some need it to commute, for some, it is about passion and adventure, others, it is their chance to get away and find more of themselves. And people like me, make it our bread and butter.
Then there are a few divine beings who build motorcycles as an extension of their self. Every motorcycle out there was someone’s dream once upon a time, and it is because they dreamt, we are blessed to be able to feel the way we do while riding. One such man is from Australia who never stopped dreaming about having, not one, but two Enfield engines powering the legendary marquee, the Royal Enfield. People call this dreamer as Paul Carberry and he believes in having fun, twice.
Royal Enfield Custom Motorcycles MO Powa and Dirty Duck: Video
Although this video is not taken from the official source but still this is the first video about the Custom built motorcycles from Royal Enfield that we found on You Tube. In this video you can actually watch that both the motorcycles were built at the Royal Enfield UK Technical center which is located in Leicester. In the beginning of the video you can actually watch Adrian Seller who actually is the team leader, industrial design explains that both these motorcycles were actually built within two and half months time.
While the motorcycle designer Greg Seed tells that they actually have sketched lot of concepts before finally choosing to go with this one. They also explain that Enfield is actually built out of solid metal which is actually the ideal metal for motorcycle designers, they can easily wield them and give them different shapes and sizes, while they also explains the construction itself was simple which was actually helpful for them. While another designer who was also working behind these custom motorcycles Chittaranjan Gogoi who especially worked on the Dirty Duck offroader shares his experience on how they actually created the extra snorkel by adding different parts. He also explains the Snorkel will help the rider to ride the motorcycle even in neck deep water.
The inspiration of the second concept design Mo Powa came from old school racing bikes. So to make it go fast they have actually used a Turbocharger. While the MO Powa will remind you of the classic dragster with extended wheelbase the Dirty Duck is actually a Land Rover kind of a vehicle on two wheels. While the Mo ‘Powa’ is based on the Classic 500 and gets an extended wheelbase the Dirty Duck is based entire on the Continental GT café racer and uses the same powertrain as well.
2016 Royal Enfield Dirty Duck
Royal Enfield has upped their games recently and quite honestly they actually are dominating the entry level cruiser market of the country with their range of products. Now that they can sit back and relax because they do not actually have any other commitments right now RE decided to build some of their own custom motorcycles. This not only shows their dedication towards two wheelers but also an urge to prove themselves every single time.
Recently at the Wheels & Waves custom bike show held in Biarritz, France Royal Enfield showcased their very first official custom made motorcycle. This was definitely a huge day not only for Royal Enfield but also for the RE fans as well. The two motorcycles which were showcased at the show was based on their very own existing models including the Classic500 and the Continental GT which actually make things more interesting as well as exciting at the same time. The two motorcycles were also given separate individual names.
We already have provided you all the information about the Mo Powa which is actually designed to be a dragster and is based on the Classic 500 model while as you already would have read that towards the rear it uses an extended swingarm from Continental GT to extend the wheelbase. The motorcycle also employs a turbocharger as well which definitely has been added to generate more power. The other motorcycle which we will be talking here has been christened as the Dirty Duck and it is actually based on the Continental GT and looks out of this world. If you have offroading genes in you then definitely bound to love this Dirty Duck.
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2016 Royal Enfield MO ’Powa’
The two wheeler brand Royal Enfield definitely needs no introduction, they have been building bikes before the world war era and are still are very much active in the business of building retro styled cruisers in this modern era. Recently Royal Enfield has scored tremendously in the sales department because almost all of their cruisers are a hit amongst the Indian crowd.
Recently they came into news for something little different than usual. RE showcased two custom build bikes which also happen to be their first official custom built bikes at the Wheels & Waves event in Biarritz, France. There is no doubt in the fact that these cruisers are the ideal motorcycles for modifying and customization. Unfortunately both the motorcycles which were showcased at the show were custom built in UK and was showcased at the show in France from 8th to 12th June. Both the custom built motorcycles were also named and they vary a lot from each other not only in the department of looks but usability and purpose as well.
The first amongst the two custom built motorcycles were called Dirty duck which was actually built for off road purposes while the second bike draws its styling inspiration from a dragster and has been called Mo ‘Powa’. Both these motorcycles employs RE Classic 500 cc motors while the later also deploys a turbocharger as well.
Below provided is an entire description of the Royal Enfield Mo ‘Powa’ which definitely looks like a proper dragster