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Its 1957 Redditch England, and Royal Enfield just finished building the 250cc Crusader. With a practical design catering to the working class, the smaller utility motorcycle is introduced to the public, and it was thrilling. With a chassis and engine expressing extreme potential, the company quickly stumbled upon inspiration and encouraged a new style & riding position.
With popular demand and the hype of the community raging, upgrades and slight adjustments to the build continued, leading to the production of models such as the 1962 Clipper, and the iconic #caferacer we know today - the 1963 Continental, and the 1964 Continental GT.
Fast forward three years to 1967, with only two models left in production, that same 250cc CGT and, the 736cc Interceptor, when the Redditch facility closes down. The history of the brand and the models within it is a never ending story book, always adding chapters. Re-introducing the two models that inspired the production of the 2018 Royal Enfield 650 Twins together side by side, is just the beginning of another. This ones for you, Redditch!