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VINCENT HRD SERIES A RAPIDE 1935-1955

Segment: Clasic
Production years: 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955

Legend says that Phil Irving, the Vincent chief-engineer, accidentally placed a wrong side up tracing of the Vincent 500 motor on top of an equally sized drawing of the same motor in such a manner that it formed a V-Twin. Moving it so that it would fit, resulted in the 47.5 degrees V-twin, which produced 45HP. Produced between 1935-1955, the 998cc Series A Rapide Vincent was capable of 110 miles per hour.

VINCENT HRD SERIES A RAPIDE 1935-1955
VINCENT HRD SERIES A RAPIDE 1935-1955

VINCENT HRD SERIES A RAPIDE 998

engine specs
Type
47 Degrees, OHV, V-Twin
Displacement
998 cm3
Bore X Stroke
3.3x3.54 in OR 84 mm
Compression Ratio
6.7:1
Horsepower
55/5500 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
-
Fuel System
Carburetors
transmission specs
Gearbox
4 Speed
Clutch
wet multiplate
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Chain
chassis specs
Frame
Brazed Lug Duplex Tubular Cradle. Cantilever Rear Springing
Front Suspension
Vincent Girdraulic forks, 3" travel
Rear Suspension
Cantilever rear springing
Front Brake
Twin 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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