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OK, it's not a Caff Racer, but I think there are people on this forum to appreciate this project.
The guy started with a modern Indian made 350 cc Royal Enfield Bullet. He used two 350 cc jugs, and fabricated a V-Twin crankcase, crankshaft, timing case, cams, etc, to make a 700 V-Twin. He stretched the frame slightly to accept the larger motor.

Ain't that a pretty bike? This guy's skills make me feel like a Neanderthal working with a stone axe!
Here are the vds;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjZJfr2QkZA&fmt=18

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYlNwsGQ2Fc&fmt=18

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcDrCGJSL8k&fmt=18

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lol, that is awesome. I'd love to see that in a triumph-style chopper frame and just watch people at shows do a double take when they realize it isn't a clone-style v-twin.
 

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Actually, the stock front brake is a double leading shoe arrangement, and if set up properly, it's not bad at all. About the rear, the less said, the better. Fortunately, I don't use the rear much.
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Amazing. Fantastic engineering. Lovely hollow sound. I'm suitably impressed. Why didn't Royal enfield build these! He should sell his idea for big bucks to enfield.
 

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Well, Royal Enfield builds about 25,000 bikes a year, and sells 90% of them in India. The roads there are so congested that there are few places you can exceed 45 MPH, so performance is not an issue. The average bike in India is probably 125cc, so the RE 500 single is already by far the biggest bike available. At that, RE sells far more 350s than 500s. There would be no home market demand for the V-Twin, more's the pity.
It's a beautiful piece of work, though.
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I was just talking about this bike on another forum . That and the Carberry Enfield . Pretty cool .
 
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