RE Interceptor 650 Hack????

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by TurTal, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. TurTal

    TurTal Been here awhile

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    This question is for Claude or Jay

    Do either one of you gentleman have any plans for producing a kit for the new RE twin 650

    Has a double cradle frame (full duplex)




    I was thinking it would be a really good candidate for a classy old school looking rig


    Interceptor-Orange-1.jpg


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  2. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    We could certainly mount a sidecar to that bike. I agree it would have a cool vintage look to it. Maybe something like our bullet sport or we could do something totally different to suit it. The bodies we do in house are not fiberglass so we are not trapped by a mold so to speak. Another good option may be a Watsonian. BTW we have agreed to stay on as a dealer for Watsonian....great sidecars. Have mounted many of them and have owned them as well. Pretty sure they are the oldest ongoing sidecar manufacturer worldwide. bullet sport 7.jpg
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  3. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Watsonian Meteor.... watsonoan meteor.jpg
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    claude Sidecar Jockey

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  5. TurTal

    TurTal Been here awhile

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    Thanks Claude

    That's good to know

    I think that bullet sport would be perfect


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  6. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Give me a call TurTal...570 837 5120.....I love the vintage looking stuff . My first bike was a triumph Cub followed by a Matchless and various others. Yes, we could do a cozy conversion. cozy angel.jpg
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  7. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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  8. TurTal

    TurTal Been here awhile

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    Yep
    I can see the rocket in matching orange crush with all black accents

    Orange crush piping on the black seats

    Something along those lines


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  9. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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  10. davide

    davide Been here awhile

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    What a great time to be a sidecar enthusiast. Amazing fabricators who can do pretty much anything you can dream up from retro cool to adventuring rigs, reliable motorcycles that can last a lifetime and now the new electric generation will bring in even more tug options with the chair being able to supply enough battery storage to go the distance. The next 10 years are going to be awesome!
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    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    You've probably have a year , maybe 2 years lead time before the Enfield twin is for sale in the USA.
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  12. jaydmc

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    We have mounts for the current 500. The frames look similar so the 500 mounts might work. We do not have a lot of experience with the Enfield, just not many of them out there looking for sidecars. The Watsonian Meteor Claude posted was done by Gusto motorbikes which now is our European distributor. We are building a sidecar for an Urban GS for them right now as well as one for our company Urban GS. It will be a new model we are calling the Adventure which is pretty much just our Expedition narrowed by 4 inches. All upholstery will be orange to match the bike. It will have a matching wheel on the sidecar and leading link front end.
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    I reckon the meteor fits best with the ideal of the original interceptor.
    And it should work with the power available.
    Limited as it is.
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    From what I read on an Indian website, the frame of the new 650 is a slightly modified version of the frame used for the Continental GT 535, so perhaps any mounts for that particular model, if there are any, would work for the 650. In pictures, the frames look to be the same shape, but I don't know if the dimensions are exactly the same. And, what I was reading may have been a poor translation, given that the name Continental GT is used for both the current single and the upcoming 650 cafe racer version. So, it could just be that the Interceptor and the Continental GT 650 share the exact frame which shares little in common with the old. But it does appear, from looking at photos of the Continental GT in both 650 and 535 models, that the frames are practically the same.
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