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
11018VAX601391960AG64NSWAustraliaProject bike, appears all there
11006VAX601501960GCC776VirginiaUSAPurchased as a chopper missing all tin ware
11059VAX602191960AGE918Marne, IAUSAMatching frame, gearbox, crankcases, forks, wheels.   Needs much work!
11063VAX602201960 MinnesotaUSAOff-road spec. Featured in Nov. 2005 Classic Bike
11034VAX602451960AGE973LA, CaliforniaUSAMachine 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
VAX602871960HDL407MinnesotaUSAEngine only
VAX602931960 MinnesotaUSACrankcase only
11144VAX603431960 VendsysselDenmark 
11147VAX603401960AGG628PennsylvaniaUSA“S” model with dual chronometric instruments, dual monoblock carbs and dual exhaust
11052  Ashby de la ZouchEnglandVery late, long swinging arm, Constellation engine but with 389 Carbs, Cross Country Trim