Rare Project – 1971 Rickman Interceptor

In England, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

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. This one is #105, and it will unfortunately need some work.

The result of the RE-Rickman partnership was an absolute beauty, with a nickel-plated chrommoly 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.

Rickman Royal Enfield Interceptor - Engine

This example (VIN: 1105RE) is going to need plenty of work, but it’s 105 of just 136 ever built. Though there are just 2,877 miles on the odometer, the bike has been parked since 1977 and the engine has frozen during that time. The title has been lost but the seller has the last registration from the previous owner.

Find this Interceptor for sale in Perris, California with bidding up to $510 and the reserve not yet met