1951 Vincent Black Shadow Auction — Vintage Motorbike Auctions & Sale — H&H

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Vincent Black Shadow

Sale Date: 9th June

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As the 1940’s drew to a Vincent HRD were in the enviable of producing the worlds fastest motorcycle in the form of the Rapide, and despite the Rapide’s performance the company was subjected to requests for a performance machine. Enthusiasts the specifications of the Rapide power recognized that it was endowed a mild state of tune, if and 110mph was available from an with a 6.45:1 compression being fed by two comparatively small 1 carburettors imagine the results a higher compression ratio and carburettors would bring. thoughts were also by Phil Vincent, who viewed a that was possessed with an of power as being his ideal, the rider to set the pace rather being constrained by the machines

The Rapide’s chassis was approaching his and could easily handle outputs he envisaged. He therefore that the production of his ultimate was a realistic goal; unfortunately members of the Stevenage hierarchy arguing that sales of the machine would be achieved at the of the Rapide. Fortunately for enthusiasts PCV was not one to let opposition stand in his way, he the press of the imminent release of the new and authorised the production of prototype which used the experience with Gunga Din, and George Brown’s race to achieve the desired level of for the new machine, dubbed the Black

The increase in performance over the was achieved with a higher ratio of 7.3:1 and 1 1/8th Ports were polished and the was effectively blueprinted at the production ensuring optimum performance. ribbed front drum were employed which offered a greater surface for heat dissipation.

Vincent Black Shadow

A five inch 150mph graced the top of the forks and the engine primary drive case, and magneto cowl were in high gloss black

In other respects the Black followed the Rapide, initially offered in Series B form Brampton girder forks evolving into the Series C with Girdraulic forks and alongside the B series machines 1948/49 before taking completely from 1950. tested by The Motor Cycle in 1949, the new model recorded a speed of 110mph in third the tester stating that no or stretch of road could be which would allow maximum speed to be obtained in two flash readings of 118 and 114 were and in neither case had the machine its maximum . Handling and braking also highly praised the Black

Shadow recording a stopping from30mph of 26 ft. 6in.

The example offered was dispatched the works on the 23rd June to Greens of Newton Abbott. It is by the vendor as being in good both mechanically and cosmetically been restored a number of ago, although the vendor note a little corrosion on the parts. The engine, which has crankcase numbers (RR70), is with a set of 15/32 Amal GP equipped with matchbox

A Swansea V5C accompanies the motorcycle.

Vincent Black Shadow
Vincent Black Shadow
Vincent Black Shadow
Vincent Black Shadow
Vincent Black Shadow
Vincent Black Shadow

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