Great history. Very well written and a beautiful bike.
Well yes, sort of. Fifteen years ago, those trapezoid shaped side boxes used to have much more internal volume available for use. But when RE went to unit construction and added EFI, the complexity of the electronics went from a single fuse to several fuses plus relays and an ECU and a bunch of connectors. Most of that stuff ended up in the left side box, while the right side box was filled up with the air filter and its housing. Only the oval shaped box on the right side is available and that contains the RE issue tool kit, which is fairly complete. I have managed to pack in quite a bit more stuff though, spare clutch cable, a spare sparkplug, a test lamp and clip lead, a 6" vise grips, some baling wire, and so on.And a glove box on the side for your mask.
That is one fine looking rack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That particular stainless version is the just the first link I found to give you the idea, but this general design is widespread (in India), and produced by various makers at various quality levels, more generally in plain carbon steel tubing like this one: Dhe Best LK01 Heavy Luggage Bike Sides ladakh Carriers Black with 5Ltr Petrol Kane Compatible for Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm: Amazon.in: Car & Motorbike or improvised by garage shops from angle iron or tubing.That is a GREAT looking rack!