Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Conti's secret roots

We all know that the current Continental was inspired by the bike of the same name of the 1960's. But the parallels have some limits. That was a 250cc, the current one a 535cc, for instance. Now the last edition of The Gun brings a picture of the rare Interceptor Mk3 800cc prototype. It looks just like the Conti! Again the parallels have limits, that was a twin, it clocked 128 mph at the MIRA test track. Only three were apparently built, although there were allegedly already 400 orders piling up from the US. Photo provided by Alan Hitchcock.

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