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The Musket V-Twin Makes It in Jay Leno's Garage

It's been more than once when Aniket Vardhan and his amazing Musket v-twin made it on our website, but the news about his bikes reached the ears of TV star and major collector Jay Leno.
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We reported on Aniket's two projects earlier and now, thanks to Jay Leno, he is able to provide those interested with astonishing details and a story that seems closer to a fantasy movie scenario.

Aniket Vardhan started with packing two Royal Enfield Bullet 350 cylinders to a custom crankcase he made himself, and later went on to create a new engine based off the Bullet 500 version. This means, that the Enfield Musket, as he named the bike is available in both 700 and 1,000cc versions.

Handcrafting the engine using wood carvings and old-school casting techniques


Vardhan crafted the early versions of his engines by hand, using wood carvings and casting his own parts. And if you believe he is an engineer, you'd most likely be surprised to learn he is, in fact, an architecture graduate with a master in industrial design... and that's all. The rest is pure passion infused with relentless self-teaching.

As more and more news on his Musket project surfaced, his bikes drew a bigger interest from people who asked him whether they could actually buy such engines for their Enfields.

After horrifying mishaps he finally upgraded the engine case so that it can accommodate both 350cc and 500cc heads, upon request, thus making an important step in the development of the Enfield Musket range.

But the coolness doesn't stop here. In fact, things are only going to become even more thrilling, as Aniket Vardhan plans to manufacture a 1,000cc Musket using high-performance parts. His bikes work with stock Royal Enfield parts and will enjoy a most welcome performance boost with the high-spec aftermarket parts delivered by Enfield-specialized hotrodding shops. Enjoy this video and the amazing Aniket Vardhan.

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