700cc Interceptor
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Interceptor “S” Sports

“For the Sportsman who wants High Performance and Beauty. A sleek, fast competition model in Highway Trim. The Highly Developed Interceptor 52HP engine has Lightweight high compression Pistons, K2F Magneto, two racing camshafts, large valves and ports, big 1-3/16” Monobloc Carb. The Long 90mm Stroke gives tremendous torque for fast acceleration regardless of the load. The Interceptor “S” Sports  is fitted with quick detachable headlight, sports type 2 1/4 gallon gas tank, chrome steel fenders, competition forks, two downswept pipes and mufflers. Can easily be converted for cross country competition. Painted in Chinese Red.”

Technical Spec

Engine: 692cc OHV Vertical Twin 4 Stroke
Bore & Stroke: 70 x 90mm
Carb: Twin Amal 389
Electrics: 6V, Lucas Magneto Ignition
Rear Suspension: Armstrong Adjustable
Front Suspension: Telescopic, Two Way hydraulic Damping
Hubs: Full width Alloy and QD Rear
Brakes: 7″ Front and Rear

Customer’s Bikes

Mark Cain on his 700 Interceptor

Mark Cain’s 700 Interceptor

A super-potent competition model with snarling power and acceleration. The Interceptor TT engine is equipped with two 1-3/16″ Monobloc Carbs, K2F magneto, lightweight high compression pistons, high-lift camshafts, large valves with racing valve springs, also the engine is dynamically balanced for high speed.
Fitted with 400 x 18 Knobbly Rear tyre & 350 x 19 trials front tyre. Equipped with Chrome Competition fenders, 3 1/4 gal. gas tank and Dual down swept pipes. No lights, no mufflers and no Speedo. The Largest and most powerful vertical Twin in the World”

Royal Enfield Rider Jim Goldsmith On an Interceptor
Cycle Magazine, June 1960

From “Cycle” Magazine 1960

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Frame# Engine# Year GBox# Location   Comments
11018 VAX60139 1960 AG64 NSW Australia Project bike, appears all there
11006 VAX60150 1960 GCC776 Virginia USA Purchased as a chopper missing all tin ware
11059 VAX60219 1960 AGE918 Marne, IA USA Matching frame, gearbox, crankcases, forks, wheels.   Needs much work!
11063 VAX60220 1960   Minnesota USA Off-road spec. Featured in Nov. 2005 Classic Bike
11034 VAX60245 1960 AGE973 LA, California USA Machine left factory 15th April 1960 destined for Tozer Kempsley
(Coopers) and was purchased at Cooper’s Los Angeles in 1961. Sat idle from 1964-2012 when purchased from family of original owner. 3700 original miles.
Sports model with speedo, mufflers and detachable headlight. Complete with the exception of side covers.Royal Enfield VAX Interceptor
VAX60287 1960 HDL407 Minnesota USA Engine only
VAX60293 1960   Minnesota USA Crankcase only
11144 VAX60343 1960   Vendsyssel Denmark  
11147 VAX60340 1960 AGG628 Pennsylvania USA “S” model with dual chronometric instruments, dual monoblock carbs and dual exhaust
11052     Ashby de la Zouch England Very late, long swinging arm, Constellation engine but with 389 Carbs, Cross Country Trim
11156 11081 1962 AGH363 Victoria Canada