Royal Enfield Twins FT debuts at American Flat Track competition

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Racer Johnny Lewis recently unveiled the Royal Enfield Twins FT Production Twins racer to the flat track world. After months of development and testing Lewis made history as Royal Enfield competed in their first-ever American Flat Track (AFT) competition in the Production Twins class. The Royal Enfield Twins FT is a joint effort between Royal Enfield and Moto Anatomy, the race team Lewis owns and operates. Over the course of the last six months, Lewis and team have worked closely with Royal Enfield, renowned road racing chassis builder Harris Performance and engine tuning specialists S&S Cycle. A major milestone in Royal Enfield’s 119 year history was reached when Lewis hit the track for the first time during this past weekend’s AFT races.

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“We had quite the journey to get to this point,” said Lewis. “We’ve been working consistently over the past six months to develop a competitive package for Royal Enfield. The latest iteration of the race bike was shipped over from India in pieces on Monday (September 07th) and we’ve been working around the clock to put it together. I’ve really enjoyed the development process of the motorcycle and Royal Enfield along with the other partners involved have worked hard to make this happen. The bike performed well and we’ve got a great foundation to build upon.”

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Joining Lewis at the Atlanta and Daytona Beach AFT rounds will be the participants of Royal Enfield’s Build Train Race (BTR) program, who will compete in an exhibition aboard custom 650 motorcycles. Lewis and team will race the remainder of the AFT calendar to gather more data and feedback on the Royal Enfield FT package as they look ahead to the 2021 AFT season.