The Floyd Clymer Enfield Interceptor 750cc
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|The Indian Enfield Interceptor Chassis was designed and built in Bologna by Leo Tartarini (Italjet Motorcycles*) and fitted with the Royal Enfield MKII Interceptor Engine. These were made especially for Floyd Clymer from USA, who was the owner of the Indian name. It is said that out of the 200 originally ordered engines only 15 bikes were made before Clymer died in January 1970 at the age of 74. The engines were then taken by the receivers and sold on to the Rickman Brothers.|
|*Italjet motorcycles were perhaps more famous for the Velocette Indian.|
A Clymer Advert from 1970
Cycle Guide (American Publication) May 1969
Cycle World (American Publication) April 1970, Feature on Floyd Clymer, Pictured Right.
Classic Bike November 1996 (The bike featured in this was owned by Burton Bike Bits at the time)
Standard Royal Enfield Parts used were:
The Engine and Gearbox Unit, Smiths Clocks, Centre Stand, Slightly Modified Exhaust Pipes, Upswept Silencers, Amal MK1 Concentric Carbs.
Other components Fitted were:
Grimeca Twin Leading Shoe Brakes, Borrani 18″ Rims Front and Rear, Pirrelli Tyres, Mozzochi Forks and Rear Suspension Units, CEV Electrics.
Floyd Clymer’s last European jaunt took
him to Monza, Italy,
where he got Cal Rayborn
and Giacomo Agostini together.
Floyd Clymer Motorcycle Division (Official Dealers), 1970 Price $1395.00
“With and Italian Frame, English Engine and American name, The Clymer Indian Enfield is an exotic international cocktail.”
Classic Bike magazine, November 1996
Original “Indian” Points Covers
We have a large stock of these from when we acquired the Royal Enfield Factory Stock
Mick Page modelling his specially made Cashmere
“Indian” jumper. A gift from a customer in Bologna.
The Barber Museum’s Clymer
Clymers On Our Register, Add your bike here!
| Frame#|| Engine#|| Year|| GBox#|| Location|| Comments|
| 1B-2401X|| 1970||Cheltenham|| England|| Imported from USA, Building into a MK2|
| 1B-2408X|| 1970|| France|| Sold by BBB 08-09-1976|
| 1B-2409X|| 1970|| Royston|| England|
| 1B-2414X|| 1970|| California|| USA||Nice complete machine|
| 1B-2415X|| 1970||BG4844|| Rakaia|| New Zealand||Complete, mostly original|
| 1B-2416X|| 1969|| BG454|| New Plymouth|| New Zealand|
| 1B-2432X|| 1970|| Seattle|| USA|
| 1B-2439X|| 1969|| California|| USA|| Second owner, since 1974. Sold new by dealer originally in Vallejo, CA.|
|2441|| Ashby de la Zouch|| UK|| Frame only, BBB|
|2442||1B-2442X||BG524||Bath||UK||Sent to US from Italy May 1970, came to UK from Weymouth MA 2010. Owned by Maurice Mumford, Andrew Legg and Dave Hollyman. Rebuilt jointly, shown at Stafford and Bristol.|
| 1B-2448X|| 1970|| Birmingham, Alabama|| USA||Now in the Barber Museum. Pictured Above)|
| 1B-2453X|| 1970|| Massachusetts|| USA|| 6905 Miles|
| 1B-2454X|| 1970||BG633|| Georgia|| USA|
| 1B-2473X|| 1970|| || Northern Ireland||Fully Restored|
|1B-2477X||1970||Middletown, Ohio||USA||4400 miles, very original except paint/bars/gas cap/seat cover. Rescued from the proverbial barn. Starts/runs well.|
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