The Royal Enfield Interceptor was made by the company between 1960 and 1970. Originally, the Interceptor 700 introduced in 1960 was a modified version of the company's 692cc Constellation motorcycle model. In 1962, the company introduced the all-new Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 and it is even till date, the most powerful motorcycle that Royal Enfield has ever built. Now, while most of you must be waiting for the new Interceptor 650, let’s take a tour of the original Interceptor 750 from the 1960s that is still remembered for its boldness and irresistible charm.
At the front, the 1963 Royal Enfield Interceptor came with a basic rounded headlamp and it was one of the prime visual highlights of the motorcycle that gave it a retro touch. The front fender, just like the rear was all wrapped in chrome and offered a signature look to the bike.
The engine of the 1963 Royal Enfield Interceptor was a 736cc parallel twin unit and it was the biggest and most powerful engine built by Enfield till date. The punchy and torquey motor was good for churning out a maximum power output of 52 hp that was quite decent considering the era during which it was made.
The 1963 Royal Enfield Interceptor came with an instrument cluster from the house of Smiths. Smiths was a well known name at that point of time and some leading automakers used products bearing the said name. One key highlights of the Smiths instrument cluster that you can see in the picture as well is the unusual readings and the point from where they start.
Royal Enfield Redditch production facility closed in the beginning of 1967 but the production of the Interceptor continued in the company’s underground factory in Westwood, Bradford Upon Avon. MKIA and MKII variants of the Royal Enfield Interceptor followed after that.
The company built the two variants of the Royal Enfield Interceptor in small numbers and finally, the production ceased in the year 1970. Here you can see the battery indication of the Royal Enfield Interceptor and it was located just over the headlamp.
The tail lamp of the 1963 Royal Enfield Interceptor was a quite sober looking pentagonal unit. The rear fender was all finished in chrome taking the vintage and old school charm of the motorcycle to a whole new level. The exhausts system was also chrome finished and looked all neat and decent.
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