Lot 126 - 1973 13048 Interceptor (Royal Enfield)
|Odometer reading||0 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
Rickman motorcycles were produced from 1961 to 1976 by brothers
Don and Derek Rickman, who started their company in 1957 and
formally made it into Rickman Bros Ltd. in 1962. Initially the
frame designs were for scramblers and then for road racing. Later,
in 1966, road bikes were produced as well.
The brothers had many successful years in scramblers but wanted better machines to ride. As a result, they combined the Triumph twin engine with BSA frame to form the Tribsa and fitted with this Norton forks. By 1961, their machine, known as the Métisse (French for mongrel or crossbreed), had been developed to have their own light and elegant frame, nickel plated with glass-fibre tank, seat base, tail unit and air-filter panels. The brothers then offered their design to the industry who, unwisely, turned it down, so they manufactured complete machines and kits themselves. The standard of manufacture and finish was top class making the machines highly popular with frequent competition success.
This rare example is un-used. It was bought new in 2008 by the vendor from Hitchcock Motorcycles Ltd in Solihull but was originally registered in 1973. This elegantly constructed machine sports an Enfield motor with the classic Rickman frame and disc brakes front and rear. The 750cc engine has had little work over the years as shown by the odometer reading which shows 0 miles recorded.
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