The production of the Rickman motorcycles started around 1960 and ended in about 1975. Don Derek Rickman was the founder as well as the major producer of the Rickman motorcycles.
Around 1960, Rickman Motorcycles had begun manufacturing a line of road bikes. The company offered various different frame designs, however the first designs were made for scrambles and later they were to add road racing models to their line-up.
The Rickman Motorcycles also produced their motorcycles with three different engines.
By 1966, when the factory of Royal Enfield was closed, there were more than 200 Series II Interceptor engines in the dock that were stranded so Rickman Motorcycles bought the lot.
The Rickman Motorcycle Company shifted its interest into the larger Japanese engines. By that time they were able to produce bikes which utilised the Honda 750, Suzuki, Kawasaki as well as many others.
Original Authors: Gobel Team (Lorraine)
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 09/06/2008