Vincent Black Shadow — Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

7 Июн 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Vincent Black Shadow — Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia отключены

Vincent Black Shadow

Model history [ edit ]

The model from Vincent was the However due to demand for a more oriented model, the Black was introduced. The Black Shadow its roots to an early-model Rapide had been specially tuned by tester and racer George his brother Cliff and legendary designer Phil Irving. [ 1 ] relatively minor modifications, as enlarged ports, bigger and increased compression, the test known as Gunga Din was soon 55bhp (41kW), creating the that would become the Shadow. [ 2 ] The model became so that the production of the Black exceeded the production numbers of the

The Black Shadow was a Stressed design. The engine, instead of cradled in a set of frame rails, was from above, becoming a member. or integral part of the The Black Shadow as well as the post Second World War featured several new technological such as a unique and original to the primitive telescopic front of the day, a sprung rear the extensive use of aluminium alloy and a construction stressed engine. It in at a relatively light 458lb [ 3 ] which was about the weight of a 500cc bike.

The inspiration for the Black Shadow was Air Force pilots flying the factory, and soldiers serving in the The designers created a motorcycle could be operated and maintained by men who had injured in combat. The clutch be operated with just two and maintenance was made far easier anything previously available. [ needed ]

The reason for its name Black was that the entire bike the engine) was coloured black baked enamel on crank-case and The reason for the black on the crankcases is disputed to this day. claim that the black was for looks, others claim it had something to do with heat and dissipation.

Vincent Black Shadow

Whatever the original behind the painting of the engine, it was different from anything at a time when everything was and chromed. There were a number (about 16) of White machines made to Shadow but with the plain aluminium of the Rapide. Fewer than Vincent Black Shadows made, [ 4 ] all hand-assembled.

In 2007, The Vincent H.R.D. Club commissioned the VOC Spares Limited to build a replica Shadow from new parts. [ needed ] Amongst other the project was to prove that all the were in stock and available the VOC Spares Company Limited. received many glowing from the motorcycle press in the UK, the was eventually auctioned by Bonhams and now with a Member of the Vincent

Owners Club in New Zealand.

In culture [ edit ]

Journalist S. Thompson wrote that, If you the Black Shadow at top speed for any of time, you would almost …. [ 5 ] and praised the model in and Loathing in Las Vegas . [ 6 ]

Vincent Black Shadow
Vincent Black Shadow
Vincent Black Shadow

Interesting articles

Other articles of the category "interesting":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.