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Segment: Touring

Introduced in 1948 and capable of 70 hp, Black Lightning was the most legendary motorcycle of its time, being advertised as "the World's Fastest Standard Motorcycle".

During 1949-1952 around thirty Vincent Black Lightnings were built and they were available only on special order. His sister, Black Shadow, was a little fatter, but the Black Lightning was, at that time, only 380 lb weight. This bike had higher lift cams, stronger connecting rods, bigger inlet ports, polished rocker gear, steel idler gears, racing carburetors, a manual-advance magneto.

VINCENT HRD BLACK LIGHTNING ST 2004 - Present 7 Photos
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VINCENT HRD BLACK LIGHTNING ST 2004 - Present

VINCENT HRD BLACK LIGHTNING ST 998

engine specs
Type
V-twin, DOHC, Honda RC51 engine
Displacement
998 cm3
Bore X Stroke
3.9x2.5 in OR 99 mm
Compression Ratio
-
Horsepower
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Torque
-
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
transmission specs
Gearbox
6 Speed
Clutch
-
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Chain
chassis specs
Frame
-
Front Suspension
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Rear Suspension
-
Front Brake
Ventilated Discs
Rear Brake
Ventilated Disc
dimension specs
Overall Length
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Overall Width
-
Seat Height
-
Weelbase
-
Ground Clearance
-
Weight
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Fuel Capacity
-
tyres specs
Front
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Rear
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