Would You Ride Glynn Kerr's Indian-Powered Royal Enfield?
Some might argue that things are amiss and blending the glorious heritage of the Indian Motorcycles with the eastern attire of the Royal Enfield machines is a sacrilege. Yet, take your time and think about it a little while.
Both brands go a long way back to the roots of the industry, if they've trodden much different paths. Both are making a comeback, even if the "eastern Indian" does not have the massive support the American bikes have. And still...
We tried picturing a real-life projection of such a bike and we're kind of hooked: the frame and exterior look of the "Indian-Enfield" are as retro as it gets and would most likely appeal to pretty much any rider, save those whose only creed is full plastic fairings.
A flat-top frame could be the foundation for pretty much any kind of bikes, from traditional cafe-racers and flat-trackers to sportier road asphalt-terror machinery, and even cruisers. And when it comes to a street bike, these only a small step to enter the world of scramblers and the likes of that. The possibilities are almost endless!
Now, replacing the rather skimpy Royal Enfield engine with a liter-class (or bigger) dependable and beastly Indian engine would give such bikes a more manly character, infinitely more road worthiness (without downplaying the RE in any way) and with the right exhaust, the all-time favorite American rumble. Glynn named his dream the "Royal Enfield Cannon," and we'd so like to see it come true!
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