Royal Enfield to launch 750 Interceptor

Royal Enfield 750 spied testing Royal Enfield to launch retro 750

Royal Enfield is poised to launch a British-designed, engineered and built 750cc retro naked bike called the Interceptor early next year.

For Aussies and many film fans, the name Interceptor means the 1973 XB GT Ford Falcon Coupe that featured in the first Mad Max film.

We’re not sure the name will translate easily to a 750cc parallel twin from India!

The bike is the first product to come from the $6.5m Royal Enfield technical centre and factory in Leicestershire, England.

It is based on the 500cc Continental GT and is tipped to launch in March 2017.

Spy shots reveal it is powered by a 750cc oil-cooled parallel-twin engine with an expected 33-38kW of power and 60Nm of torque.

It features telescopic forks, twin Paioli shock absorbers, twin circular instruments, wire wheels, straight bars, solo saddle, solo front disc and twin upswept exhausts.

Meanwhile, Indian tractor manufacturer Mahindra has bought BSA and is expected to compete with Royal Enfield in the retro motorcycle sector. There are no announcements yet on a new BSA launch, but stay tuned.

The company has also bought Jawa and plans to launch bikes in the Indian market only … at this stage.

Royal Enfield Custom Bike Build-Off

Meanwhile, six Aussie bike builders have competed in the first Royal Enfield Custom Bike Build Off competition.

The winner is Rough Cut from Royal Enfield Sydney, narrowly edging out Brass Rajah from Melbourne’s Midlife Cycles.

Interesting custom entries included a bobber, scrambler, turbo and even a chopper.

The competition was run on a special Facebook page that has now been deleted, so you won’t be able to find all the competitors. However, we have presented a few of our faves here.

 

4 Comments

  1. 33-38kw??? The original probably put out more. How about a supercharger, optional solo hump seat, solid block machined alloy rearsets, 2-1 megaphone and bikini fairing and 180 17″ r and 120 17″ f spoked wheels in powdercoated black. An opportunity to RE to blow the competitors away?

  2. I remember drooling over an Enfield 750 Interceptor cafe racer as a kid. I also remember the awesome sound it made through the Dunstall reverse-cones as the owner kicked it into life. Beautiful machine!

  3. When it comes to retro it is hard to beat Royal Enfield for authenticity.
    A 750 twin version of the Continental GT is a logical progression of that model.
    Perhaps Royal Enfield should consider some Rickman-style fairing options.

    1. Hi Mister T,
      Now you’re talking, Mister T.
      I pity the fool who doesn’t go the Rickman fairing custom option like the new BMW R nineT Racer or the Triumph factory accessory for the new Bonneville range!
      Cheers,
      Mark

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