In 1967, Royal Enfield had an evolution of their biggest bike to create the Series 1A Royal Enfield Interceptor GP7. The magneto was eliminated, replaced by coil ignition, and US bikes got a new tank, seat, instrument mounts, handlebar, and mudguards. The GP7 was the ‘road racer’ variant, one of only two 750cc twin-cylinder engine bikes made in Britain at the time.
RE was having a tough time competing with Japanese motorcycles in the US, so they came up with the Interceptor to help satisfy America’s craving for displacement and power. Riders got a 736cc vertical twin with dual Amal carbs and chrome all over for added style. As only 175 were built, it’s very hard to find one now. The Series 1A Interceptor evolved into the Series 2, which was actually the base of the Rickman Interceptor, and a Series 3 prototype was built but RE went bankrupt before the bike could be released.
This specific Royal Enfield Interceptor GP7 has just 10,000 miles on the clock, though good luck proving that’s original as the motor was rebuilt 40 years ago. You’ll get new tires, carbs, and “a few other upgrades”, according to the seller. Sure does look pretty, though.
Find this Royal Enfield Interceptor GP7 here on Craigslist for $11,200 in St. James, New York.