2001 Royal Enfield 750cc Metisse Series 2 Interceptor Rickman Replica Frame no. MRD99057 Engine no. 1B1478
Lot 325
Only 18 miles since construction,1999 Rickman 736cc Interceptor Frame no. MRD 99057 Engine no. 1B 1478
Sold for £7,360 (US$ 11,811) inc. premium

Lot Details
2001 Royal Enfield 750cc Metisse Series 2 Interceptor Rickman Replica Frame no. MRD99057 Engine no. 1B1478
Only 18 miles since construction
1999 Rickman 736cc Interceptor
Registration no. JFZ 3798
Frame no. MRD 99057
Engine no. 1B 1478
The Rickman frame has an enviable record of success, not only in moto-cross where it was first developed but also in road racing where John Hartle, Martyn Ashwood, Bill Ivy and Pat Mahoney, to name but a few, scored countless successes on Rickman-framed machines. Even after the Rickman brothers stopped producing it themselves, demand for their frame remained high, particularly among classic racers, and the design was taken up by Pat French's MRD Metisse concern. This versatile chassis has proved sufficiently adaptable to accommodate engines ranging from British singles to Japanese fours, but one of the power units that it is forever associated with is Royal Enfield's 736cc parallel twin, which powered the limited edition Rickman Interceptor.

This Rickman Interceptor was constructed around 12 years ago at its owner's behest using an MRD (Pat French) frame and is presented in 'near concours' condition, having covered only 18 shakedown miles since its completion in 2001. We are advised that the machine has been stored in heated accommodation since then, and serviced/run periodically. Specification highlights include Rickman forks, yokes, fuel tank and seat; Grimeca hubs/brakes; alloy wheel rims; Falcon racing shock absorbers; Boyer Bransden electronic ignition; belt primary drive; and an oil cooler. The tuned engine incorporates Carrillo steel con-rods, SRM gas-flowed cylinder head; unleaded compatible valve seats; and Colsibro valve guides. The machine is offered with sundry invoices, current road fund licence, MoT to February 2013, Swansea V5 document and Metisse Motorcycles letter of authentication.
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