Aniket Vardhan took advantage of a 48 degree day to get his brand new Musket 998 outside for a few runs across the parking lot and then out on the road to begin breaking it in. The parking lot runs are muffler free so you get a real sense of what a beast he’s built, it sounds really strong and accelerates with far more authority than any 500cc Bullet possibly can.
Royal Enfield owners around the world are chomping at the bit to get a chance to turn their own single cylinder 500s into a snarling 998cc Musket V-Twin, but there’s still work to do making sure everything’s right. Aniket is well aware of the anticipation as everyone waits for these engine kits to become available and I’m not sure if seeing these will make everyone feel better because it’s working so well or make them feel worse because they don’t have one yet.
Whichever the case, watch the videos and turn up the volume.