Enfield 700 GTC2 “Mistral” SoCal desert sled now in JETS' workshop

October 2021

Enfield 700 GTC2 “Mistral” SoCal desert sled now in JETS' workshop

In the Halcyon Days when British Twins were still Ruling the Waves in SoCal Sands (so to speak) the Enfield 700 and 750cc twins were generally regarded as the most business looking motors of that generation. Whilst they might not have possessed the gunpowder blast offered by BSA, Norton and Triumph US Specials, they had greater reliability whilst showing comparable 50 BHP.

Engine Enfield Left Hand Side

To celebrate such Happy Days, JETS are building what such a SoCal Sled might (or should…) have looked like! To start with Jeff purchased a Super Meteor 700 imported from Canada by Enfield Supremos Hitchcocks Motorcycles of Solihull in the Heart of England. Jeff went on to entrust the entire rebuild and upgrade of the motor to another Enfield guru, Andy Berry of Preston in NW England.

Rear wheel

Moving on, and in keeping with the avowed policy to only ever use the best craftsmen in the industry, over an initial visit to WASP M/C guvnor Mark, agreed not only to adapt one of his famous BSA A10 frames to the Enfield motor but also to custom build it with 7/8th chromoly tube for that Californian allure.

engine 2

The scoot as depicted here has now gone to famed Tony Taysom’s workshop for a complete build crafted to contour the complex but so so smart and iconic Enfield motor.

Next chapter of this ongoing Royal adventure by the winter of 2021!


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Technical Specs

General

Design & Build:

Design: JETS’ Jeff Duval

Build: Legendary Tony Taysom
of Salisbury

Engine

Original Enfield 700cc Super Meteor rebuilt from scratch by Guru Andy Berry with many mods for performance and reliability.

Re-carbureted with twin Amal MkII Concentrics mated to a performance cylinder head. ALL parts supplied by the legendary Allan Hitchcocks.

Transmission

Standard but rebuilt Enfield
4 speed gearbox.

Chassis

For that SoCal Desert Sled allure a dramatic 7/8” chromoly nickel plated BSA motocross frame was hand crafted by Mark and his small team @ Wasp Frames. 

Suspension & Steering

Ceriani 38mm Competition forks and rear shox supplied by the ever
efficacious Csaba Kalderal of 
CR Suspension 
Budapest - Hungary.

Wheels & Brakes

3 Beringer 2AP11 racing calipers mated to 3 Mick’s 11.5” mirror polished stainless discs.

Ally polished rims and hubs by Central Wheels shod with
Rear 4.00-18 64V 
Front 90/90-21 54V Roadrider MKII Avon TL.

Instrumentation

4” GPS Speedo & Rev counter by Speedhut USA.

Electronic indicators by Motogadget.

Bodywork & Seating

Again, heavily customised modified by Tony Taysome for that SoCal desert allure.

SoCal style leather saddle by Glenn Moger of Eastleigh.

Ergonomics

Perfect for rides around the bars and cafes of the San Diego Bay…
Before pretending to race at their famous Del Mar park!

Photography

By JET’s Jeff Duval.

Finish

Once again will be entrusted to Legendry Image Custom Design and, for sure, wont be black.

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