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Vincent Black Shadow

Black Falcon

I’ve waiting to see this bike for a long time. It’s the Falcon. the third in a planned run of ten bikes from Falcon And like its predecessors, the Bullet and the it blurs the boundaries between industrial design and sculpture.

the guidance of Ian Barry, a six-man took a full year to this custom. In case you guessed, it’s based on the Black Shadow . which the title of “The World’s Standard Motorcycle” for over 25

At the heart of the bike is a 1952 Shadow engine. It was discovered in it’d been highly for drag racing and dry-lake attempts in the 1950s and 60s. the past year, every part has been balanced a tenth of a gram, and made and stronger.

Blueprinted and bulletproofed, it’s a “75 bhp watch” that’s significantly powerful than the standard Shadow.

As befits a bike a history of racing, the Black comes with two different tanks. The “Roadster” tank is for riding, while a smaller “Quarter Miler” tank can be fitted for drag strip

Apart from a single frame lug, the entire was fabricated from scratch in LA warehouse: frame, forks, tanks, handlebars, hand and controls, seat, and mudguards. part has been completely and reconsidered, to improve function and an object of stirring beauty.

The forks are based on Vincent’s design. Crafted from T6 aluminum, the blades are shorter and and CNC-machined for perfect alignment. use needle rollers on all bearing major improvement over the Girdraulics, which were to ‘stiction’ and speed wobbles.

The shape of the girder blades was over several days.

The on the forks and rear swingarm are gas units, built to Falcon’s by Works Performance. Functionally absolutely modern, giving handling and a more comfortable than the 1950s originals.

The brakes were created by Ian and fabricated in-house. The front is a four leading shoe ‘It’s extremely powerful and to actually stop the Black its 140+mph potential.’ There are of the classic finned Vincent Lightning racing brakes, but are larger in diameter—at 8” each—mechanically and have a wider braking area. “The drum were machined by LA Sleeve locomotive cylinders,” Barry

The triangulated swing arm, back to a Phil Vincent from 1928, has been refabricated. It helps create a 2” wheelbase for better stability at speed, and sports a more pivot lug.

Half the frame of a Vincent is the oil The one on the Black Falcon is fabricated stainless steel, and easily for cleaning. Channels in the pannier-style tanks guide onrushing air the cylinder heads and the 954 aluminum-bronze barrels, which are machined solid. The hand-formed aluminum gas “press-click” onto spring-loaded and are vibration-damped by rubber O-rings.

with push-fit marine taps, the entire fuel is removable in less than 30

‘The handlebars have adjustability for rider preference,’ Barry. ‘A single lever both bars in place on a fit, without the need for Also fully adjustable/removable tools are the front and rear the fuel tanks, drive tension, brake adjustment, and position, just as with the Vincent. But in each case features have been redesigned for improved function.’

unveiled the bike at The Quail Gathering in California, and not surprisingly, it won the prize in the custom class. For more Falcon goodness, our coverage of the second in the Concept 10 the Kestrel .

Vincent Black Shadow
Vincent Black Shadow
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