‘The Musket 2’ Bobber is a sequel to a Royal Enfield ‘The Musket’ build – the bike is so amazingly elegant and neatly built that one would even argue it is perfect. Its younger brother isn’t that far away, though. Given the two builds look alike, The Musket 2 must be getting tons of attention and it’s just for the exterior – the engineering of that bike is a whole new topic of discussion and admiration.
I can imagine how much work and adaptation it took to make the whole thing function properly. To house all the extra internals the crankcases were hand-cast, plus the electrical system had to be rebuilt so the engine, which makes up a huge part of the bike’s weight, wouldn’t have problems running with two pistons.
The Musket 2’s bodywork is simple and sleek: everything is chromed and shiny. An interesting detail can be found at the front: the fork and the pair of triple trees are one solid piece with the springs on the bottom. There’s also something that particularly tells apart The Musket 2 and its predecessor – the spokeless rear wheel.
The brake pedal has been granted more functionality because of the minimalistic approach with the bike design – especially with the front end and the handlebars. So, the pedal is actually a dual-pedal mechanism controlling both brakes simultaneously or just the rear one.
‘The Musket 2’ is a truly impressive and finely executed project. I would really love to hear the sound of that massive motor.