VINCENT HRD BLACK LIGHTNING S 2004 - Present
VINCENT HRD BLACK LIGHTNING S (2004 - Present) Description & History: The Vincent Black Lightning is a rare and very fast British motorcycle. Fewer than 30 were made in 1952. The Vincent company went out of business in the mid-fifties, but not before manufacturing some of the most famous "classic" British motorcycles. Post-war Vincents were considered the fastest standard motorcycles in the world. The 1000cc Rapide was rated at 110 - 115 mph, while the Black Lightning was claimed to run at 150 mph. The Vincent company produced Black Lightning motorcycles in very small numbers between 1948 and 1954 and has recently been revived as a modern brand.
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If there's something better than classic motorcycles then it's classic motorcycles that work fine. And since the Vincent bikes' suspensions were rather hard, here's Laney Thornton's suspension kit to add smoothness to old Vincents, introduced by Jay Leno. Thornton is offering multiple cust... Continue Reading →
In less than 10 days, the Bonhams auction house will have a very special motorcycle under the hammer: an 1952 Vincent Rapide Series C "Black Lightning" Special,a fully race-specced piece of bike history, customized by the famous Jeff Decker. The Vincent is in perfect running condition and runs well, with... Continue Reading →
Here's a glorious piece of video interview Jay Leno did with the late Big Sid Biberman, the greatest Vincent motorcycle tuners of all times, who recently passed away at the age of 82. A motorcycle enthusiast in his early years, Big Sid Biberman was also a gifted bike mechanic and a successful bike racer, and ... Continue Reading →
Bonhams will have under the hammer one of the two historic Vincent bikes which attempted a new 24 h world record back in 1952, at the Monthlery race track at the outskirts of Paris, France. The goal was to ride this liter-class bike for 24 hours at speeds over 100 mph (160 km/h), with no less than 11 riders involv... Continue Reading →