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3 hours ago, somewhatfoolish said:

Yoo wot? The Robin is powered by a Robin(AKA Fuji Heavy Industries AKA Subaru), hence the name and nothing to do with NATO or the MOD.

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http://www.dieselbike.net/lombardini/lombardini.htm

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This one was made by Enfield themselves, with a Lombardini engine, and was the one suggested for use by NATO forces - according to an article I read in the MCN (which I'm now struggling to find, you'll just have to believe me)..

https://www.cartoq.com/royal-enfield-bullet-taurus-diesel-5-things-you-dont-know-about/

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This, the Aznom Palladium, a 'Hyper-Limo'...

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Based on the ultra luxurious…Dodge Ram.

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I shit you not. 
What's even better is* they Twin-turbo the V8 to get 710hp. Now I'm no expert but Dodge do now offer the 707hp Hellcat engine in the ram range...
 

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-italian-cars/aznom-launches-710hp--hyper-limousine-/43508

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10 hours ago, martc said:

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http://www.dieselbike.net/lombardini/lombardini.htm

Royal-Enfield-Taurus-Diesel.jpg

This one was made by Enfield themselves, with a Lombardini engine, and was the one suggested for use by NATO forces - according to an article I read in the MCN (which I'm now struggling to find, you'll just have to believe me)..

https://www.cartoq.com/royal-enfield-bullet-taurus-diesel-5-things-you-dont-know-about/

Anything's possible with the RE; as they were for a long time the only thing available new with a separate gearbag they were popular for converting, despite the gearbox being a bit rubbish. I had a RE Bullet for a while and that was slow enough with 15 asthmatic nags straining the leash. Squaddie usage would have murdered them though, they're like landrovers in needing constant maintenance and even then still likely to break down if the 'performance envelope' is consistently explored.

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7 hours ago, 17-Coffees said:

This, the Aznom Palladium, a 'Hyper-Limo'...

Palladium_6266.jpg

Based on the ultra luxurious…Dodge Ram.

aznom-palladium_100768908_h.jpg

I shit you not. 
What's even better is* they Twin-turbo the V8 to get 710hp. Now I'm no expert but Dodge do now offer the 707hp Hellcat engine in the ram range...
 

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-italian-cars/aznom-launches-710hp--hyper-limousine-/43508

I have to say it still looks like a pickup truck from the outside, so that's a win.

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7 hours ago, somewhatfoolish said:

Anything's possible with the RE; as they were for a long time the only thing available new with a separate gearbag they were popular for converting, despite the gearbox being a bit rubbish. 

Moto Guzzi's and the flat twin BMW's have separate gearboxes but no one seems to have made serious attempts at replacing the donkey, may be because they are actually quite good.

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Diesel Enfield Bullets were sold retail, an auctioneer I knew in Carmarthen had one. Typical West Walian, everything has to be diesel there!

This would have been about 20 years ago, the bike was on one of the last prefix plates like a X or a Y. 

He fitted one of those Watsonian sidecars. The ‘combination’ looked quite stylish but sounded like a tractor (the Lombardini heritage no doubt) and must have had acceleration times measurable in minutes. 

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7 minutes ago, HarmonicCheeseburger said:

I can hear @LightBulbFun's heavy breathing from here. 

I was going to say, no thats @egg heavy breathing your hearing, but then I saw who originally posted it :mrgreen:

(since @egg is the more general obscure Microcar guy while I focus more on the can be used without a pair of legs side of things :) )

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