Since 1937 the handcrafted Vincent V-twin has been synonymous with speed, innovation and engineering excellence. By combining sleek design and high performance, Phillip Vincent and MR Irving have created some of those most legendary motorcycles ever produced. From the Series-B Black Shadow that clinched Rollie Free the record for the world’s fastest production motorcycle in 1948, to the fully enclosed Black Knight and Black Prince models, these machines have captivated enthusiasts all over the world. This example was restored by the highly respected Tony Maughan (UK) using a fully reconditioned late model Series B Rapide motor, which has been lifted to Black Shadow specifications. Mr Maughan has also incorporated a NOS Series D frame from HRD. Since completion the bike has travelled 6000 strong miles before being rested in a private collection for the past six years. Recently started and in good order.
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