1960 royal enfield constellation

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Why Royal Enfield constellation bike failed to become popular?

Royal Enfield Constellation bike failed to became popular despite of its power and acceleration. Among many, one was Royal Enfield Constellation bike which was never able to get fame as other bikes made by Royal Enfield. It had a huge 700cc twin engine which was producing impressive 52BHP and used to come withe an “R” badge.

What does Tony cording’s Royal Enfield constellation look like?

Tony Cording and his restored one-of-a-kind Royal Enfield Constellation. Engine: 693cc air-cooled OHV parallel twin, 70mm x 90mm bore and stroke, 8.5:1 compression ratio, 51hp @ 6,250rpm (claimed) Suspension: Telescopic fork front, dual shocks w/adjustable preload rear Brakes: 6in (152mm) double-sided SLS drum front, 7in (178mm) SLS drum rear

Did you know Royal Enfield made Britain’s biggest twin?

It seems to be a little-known fact that for 10 years, Royal Enfield made Britain’s biggest capacity parallel twins. The 693cc Super Meteor and Constellation held the title from 1953 to 1962, when Norton launched its 750 Atlas. (Enfield came back with the 750 Interceptor.)

What happened to the re constellation?

The RE constellation was not able to perform upto mark and later was relegated to sidecar and then production was ceased eventually. This is a restored version of RE constellation bike. This is almost original 1960 constellation bike. This is rather original , see how two exhaust are merged into single exhaust pipe.

What year was the Royal Enfield Constellation?

1959 Royal Enfield Constellation. Bought as a basket case, Tony Cording is proud to have his Connie back on the road. Tony Cording and his restored one-of-a-kind Royal Enfield Constellation.

How many cc is the Enfield Twin?

Whether or not its 693cc engine capacity was chosen to keep the Enfield Twin ahead of its 650cc competition, the choice had technical and production merit. The 70mm bore meant the engine could use much of the top end technology of the 350 Bullet, including the pistons and combustion chamber design.

What is the 4 speed gearbox on an Enfield 500 Twin?

In typical Enfield fashion, the 4-speed Albion gearbox bolted right to the back of the engine — known as “semi-unit.” The frame, front and rear suspension and cycle parts followed the same year’s Bullet single pretty closely, including a similar open loop frame. It’s worth noting that Enfield (along with AJS/Matchless) was one of the first to use swingarm rear suspension, six years before BSA, Norton and Triumph. The 500 Twin was smooth and reasonably quick, weighing 390 pounds dry and making 25 horsepower, giving it 85mph potential, according to period reports.

What engine did Royal Enfield use in 1958?

Royal Enfield responded with one more power boost from the 700 engine when the Constellation arrived for the 1958 season. Based on the Super Meteor, compression went from 7.25:1 to 8.5:1, and it had hotter cams, a siamesed exhaust system, and an Amal 10TT9 racing carburetor.

What gas tank did the Constellation use?

The Constellation used the same frame and running gear as the Super Meteor, but replaced the painted fenders with chrome-plated steel blades. The new 4-1/4 Imperial gallon (5 gallon U.S.) gas tank was also chromed, and featured a broad top panel finished in “polychromatic burgundy” with gold pinstriping.

How many camshafts did the Enfield use?

Like Triumph’s twins, the Enfield used two camshafts, but driven by a single chain instead of gears. The cams were removable through the primary side without splitting the cases via a pair of circular access plates. The pushrods, one at each corner of the engine, operated the four valves via rockers, each accessed by an alloy cover.

What is the Enfield ignition system?

Unusual for the time was the Enfield’s ignition system. Instead of the usual magneto was a coil ignition system fed by a 6-volt battery charged by a DC generator. Contact breaker points were mounted inside a distributor driven off the generator.