Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Is Royal Enfield gearing up for a prototype twin cylinder?

The Royal Enfield factory in Chennai, India is advertising for two prototype engineers with advanced skills related to research and development of gears and shafts.

Are these the new employees who will bring a presumed new Royal Enfield twin-cylinder motor to the prototype stage?

The candidates chosen will have knowledge of casting, forgings, machining of splines, shafts, gears and holes. Knowledge of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) of machining and wire cut is required.

I looked up the meaning of CNC. One definition:

"This means a computer converts the design produced by Computer Aided Design software (CAD), into numbers. The numbers can be considered to be the coordinates of a graph and they control the movement of the cutter. In this way the computer controls the cutting and shaping of the material."

Royal Enfield defines itself as: "Manufacturers of the legendary Bullet motorcycles. With a range that combines distinctive styles with power, riding comfort and ruggedness, to deliver a 'unique motorcycling experience.'"

A twin would make that experience even more special.


  1. Anonymous1/02/2013

    Interesting ! I hope they are, although it was learnt a few months ago that the twin project may have been shelved. Also, RE is also known to 'outsource' R&D to known engine manufactureres. On another note, a Cerberry V-Twin was potted in Chennai a few months ago. There is a post on Ace.Cafe's yahoo blog regarding this.

  2. I am sure you must know about the interesting "Musket" V twin, using two Bullet cylinders and mounted in a lightly adapted Bullet frame - it looks very professional and the videos show it going well. See all about it at:


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