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.