For those who are familiar with his status in the automobile and motorcycle collector’s market, a lot of us know that It takes a lot to get the attention of Jay Leno. The man who arguably has one of the most fascinating car and bike collections in the world isn’t a guy that can be easily impressed by anything.

That said, industrial designer and all-around motorcycle savant Aniket Vardham managed to do it. All it took was for him to hand build his own ‘50s inspired Royal Enfield Bullet, which he proudly calls the Musket V-Twin. Needless to say, Leno was more than impressed with Vardham’s handiwork; he was downright enamored with it.

To be fair, Vardham’s creation truly is a masterpiece in craftsmanship. He builds the bike himself using only his hands and whatever available resources are presented to him. But despite his obvious limitations compared to actual motorcycle companies that routinely build these kinds of bike, Vardham was still able to create bikes that not only looked the part that would make their forefathers proud, but also performs like a modern-day warrior on two wheels.

It’s hard to point out which part of Vardham’s work is more impressive. On one hand, you have the remarkable design of the bike that perfectly captures the spirit of Royal Enfield back in the ‘50s. On the other hand, Vardham was also responsible for the new engines found on this bike. Basically, he put these engines together all by himself, assembling them piece by piece until he had a 700cc and a 1,000cc engine at his disposal.

In other words, and as Leno pointed out, Vardham is creating these bikes by himself without the aid of technology that actual motorcycle companies can tap into whenever they need it.

That’s beyond incredible, and it’s a testament to the talent, skill, and dedication the self-professed Royal Enfield enthusiast has in creating his own version of art.

Continue reading to read more about Aniket Vardham’s impressive Musket V-Twin motorcycle.


Source: Jay Leno’s Garage

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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