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The famous Black Shadow first built in 1948, was easily recognized by the all black finish of the engine and gearbox and the big 5 inch, 150mph Smith speedometer.

It could cruise at 100 mph and would top out at 125 mph. Based on the Rapide, all its internal engine components were polished and the gearshift mechanism was lightened.

VINCENT HRD BLACK SHADOW 1948 - 1954 2 Photos
VINCENT HRD BLACK SHADOW (1948 - 1954)VINCENT HRD BLACK SHADOW (1948 - 1954)
VINCENT HRD BLACK SHADOW 1948 - 1954

VINCENT HRD BLACK SHADOW 998

engine specs
Type
50 Degrees, OHV, V-Twin
Displacement
998 cm3
Bore X Stroke
3.3X3.54 in OR 84 mm
Compression Ratio
7.3:1
Horsepower
-
Torque
-
Fuel System
Carburetor
transmission specs
Gearbox
4 Speed
Clutch
wet multi dics, operated hydraulically
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Chain
chassis specs
Frame
Brazed Lug Duplex Tubular Cradle. Cantilever Rear Springing
Front Suspension
Vincent Girdraulic Forks
Rear Suspension
-
Front Brake
Drum
Rear Brake
Drum
dimension specs
Overall Length
-
Overall Width
-
Seat Height
32.5 in OR 826 mm
Weelbase
56.5 in OR 1435 mm
Ground Clearance
-
Weight
455 lbs OR 206 kg
Fuel Capacity
3.5 gallons OR 13.2 L
tyres specs
Front
3x20
Rear
3.50x19
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