Royal Enfield used to have the rights to one of the best names in motorcycling – Interceptor. Unfortunately, they eventually lost it to Honda, so they have to call their new twin the “INT650”.
The original model featured a tuned version of RE’s biggest engine at the time and they were only sold in the US and Canada. The bike weighed about 410 pounds wet and was motivated by a 736cc engine. For more on the Interceptor, check out this write-up on Motorcycle Classics where they call it “British motorcycling’s best kept secret”.
This bike was formerly part of John Stanley’s collection, so you can see it on his website (you can find it by clicking on English 2). Per the seller, this bike sat for 3 decades with the top end in pieces, and John restored it in 2001. “This motorcycle was restored with nothing but OEM factory parts…I truly believe that the mileage is correct, this bike has less than 11 thousand miles from brand new in 1964.”
Since the seller bought this Interceptor, he’s had two hip replacements and two knee replacements, and he can no longer kick start it. There’s a little bit of chrome pitting and the bike has been sitting for almost five years, but it turns over just fine. The seller believes that this Enfield just needs a carb clean before it get back on the road. The sale includes “dozens of pages of parts receipts…a clutch cable, owner’s manual receipt, and a service manual.” It’s offered with a clean Oregon title.
Find this Interceptor for sale in Clearwater, Florida for $8,995 here on Craigslist.