One of the oldest motorcycle brands around is the Royal Enfield, a British make of bikes originally manufactured by Enfield Cycle Company beginning in 1912. With roots in weapons manufacturing, the motto for Enfield was “Made like a gun, goes like a bullet.”
This military theme was apropos as Enfield would go on to produce motorcycles for the British war effort through both WWI and WWII, proving its durability and reliability in harsh environments. Production in England ceased in 1970 due to financial woes, however the brand name was licensed to Royal Enfield of India in 1956 and eventually would be purchased outright in 1995.
Prior to making its final British-made motorcycle, Enfield released their Interceptor model as a final line of defense to the Japanese onslaught in the US market. The Interceptor provided more chrome for some added bling factor, and Enfield’s largest engine (692cc and then 736cc’s) to satisfy the American appetite for power that proved to be very appealing and successful in the US market.
A special Interceptor sub-model was the GP7 that included updates such as a coil ignition, new tank, new seat, and handlebars. Built in low volume, the GP7 is a rare bike, but you can nab one today. It is a low-mileage, 2-owner example and comes with a rebuilt engine for many miles of riding to come. This rare one of 175 model can be yours on Craigslist for $11,200.
Make: Royal Enfield
Model: Interceptor GP7
Engine: 736cc twin cylinder
This is the rare 1967 Royal Enfield Road Racer GP7 750cc. 10K original miles on the bike. I’m the second owner (bought the bike in 1971), had the motor rebuilt the mid-70s. New tires, carbs and a few other upgrades. Royal Enfield only made 175 bikes on this model. I’m asking $11,200 OBO. The bike still runs and looks great. Any questions please CALL Six Three One Eight Three Four Nine Four Nine Six.
Serious inquires only. This is a great bike, thank you for looking!