In the early 70s, an aspiring Floyd Clymer (who owned the name of Indian Motorcycles at the time) thought that the 736cc engine from the Mark II Royal Enfield Interceptor was an absolute jewel, and he ordered 200 to use in an hybrid sport-tourer to be created as Indians. Unfortunately, Clymer passed away after only approximately 15 were created, leaving a surplus of engines that the Rickman brothers saw as an opportunity.
Fast forward a couple of months, and you get the Rickman Enfield Interceptor, an all British sportbike featuring the excellent engine with the racing frame that Rickman was known for. Just 136 were produced, meaning they’re quite hard to find, and very valuable. The result was an absolute beauty, with a nickel-plated chromoly frame, front and rear disc brakes, Ceriani Forks, and Smith instruments, resulting in a package that weighed 365 pounds and could comfortably cruise at 90 mph all day.
This example shows 1,532 miles on the odometer, and the seller notes that it features frame number R1001. The seller is liquidating a collection of 15 bikes – I think this is the coolest but there’s a few other nice classic Brits that you can check out
This Rickman/Royal Enfield is said to be in good condition – there’s definitely some cosmetic wear but these are rare finds and sometimes you just have to take what you can get. Find it for sale in Jacksonville, Florida with a BIN of $18,000
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