1967 Royal Enfield Interceptor
It’s always amazing, when looking at some of these old bike, to think about the history of them. Not so much in the broad sense, but in the very narrow, bike-specific sense. For instance, this early Mk1A 750 Interceptor. It’s serial number (YC16931) is down in the ledgers as the first bike to have the motor installed at the Westwood factory (as opposed to the Redditch factory). This this bike is historically significant. A shift in the paradigm. Historically speaking, maybe this isn’t a big thing, but as far as motorcycles go (and especially Royal Enfields) this is pretty substantial stuff. Think of the company, as it exists today. Making nearly a million motorcycles a year. We could never trace the history of a single bike. But back when the factory was turning out, what?, 10 bikes a week? Yeah, we can narrow it down to this bike. This is the shift. Cool.
Nice, original condition throughout (note: those kinky CV carbs are not original, but can easily be replaced with the correct Amals). This is a numbers correct, TT Mk1A. And a special one at that. But aren’t they all, really?
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