Vincent Motorcycles

400 VINCENT MOTORCYCLES – THE UNTOLD STORY SINCE 1946. JMC NorVin specifications (by John Mossey Classics) 221, 222 Johnson, Clem (former US Sprinter, riding Barn Job) 349-351 UFM (Vincent Series B, C and D UpperFrame-Member) 89, 101, ...

Vincent Motorcycles

Despite only nine years of production, Vincents continue to be ridden regularly in rallies, hard in racing, and certainly well beyond the normal lifespan of a motorcycle. This book tells the Vincent story from 1946 until the present day, including the stories of those significant individuals who helped to make Vincents such legendary machines.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Motorcycles 5th Edition

Philip Vincent, founder of the Vincent motorcycle company, discovered this in 1954 when he tried to sell versions of his magnificent Vincent motorcycles cloaked in fiberglass bodywork, then a revolutionary new material.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Motorcycles  5th Edition

The book to drive biker fans hog wild. The most complete book on motorcycles covers everything from motorcycle maintenance and appropriate gear to safety tips, new rules and venues, recommended buys, and making the most out of trips on the open road. It also includes a completely updated buyer's guide featuring photos and write-ups of latest street, sport, and dirt bikes. ? Revised edition with more than 400 photos ? Includes new information on the newest breed of fuel alternative and three-wheel bikes

Legendary Motorcycles

... salt once more — streamlined and sleek — and achieved an average top speed of 150.313 miles per hour - a new American record and a memorable milestone that would make himself , John Edgar , and Vincent motorcycles household names .

Legendary Motorcycles


Classic British Motorcycles

Vincent had bought the remnants (essentially the name) of the unprofitable HRD Motors Ltd in 1928 and renamed it Vincent HRD Co. Ltd. Irving joined him in 1931. Vincent motorcycles are legendary. This author first encountered one (a ...

Classic British Motorcycles

In the modern era, mass-produced motorcycles tend to be Japanese or Italian, with the ‘big four’ oriental manufacturers dominating the market. However, this wasn’t always the case. Until the 1950s, and even into the ’60s, British makers such as Scott, Rudge, BSA, Norton and Vincent ruled the roost. These legendary companies sold their bikes around the world, winning racing championships and setting speed records as they went. They, and many smaller British firms like them, are motorcycling’s founding companies. This is the story of those pioneering firms, whose engineers – many self-taught ­­– were fired by racing ambition, commercial rivalry, patriotic duty and, above all, a passion for innovation. Superbly illustrated with over 150 colour pictures, many previously unpublished, Classic British Motorcycles is a captivating and highly informative account of the men, machines, race meetings and world events that shaped the development of the motorcycle from its bicycle origins. Illustrtations: colour photographs throughout

American Motorcyclist

Vincent motorcycles weren't the only attractions at this year's AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. From a full slate of races put on by the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association to the Will Stoner Swapmeet and the J. Wood & Co.

American Motorcyclist

American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.

Classic Motorcycles

incent-HRD, makers of the “world's fastest motorcycles,” started life in Stevenage, England, in 1928 when Philip Vincent purchased HRD Motors. At first, the bikes used brought-in engines from JAP and other companies, but by 1934 the ...

Classic Motorcycles

Finally! The world's most incredible motorcycles are given the artful representation they deserve. The motorcycle should have disappeared with the advent of the inexpensive automobile, since Henry Ford's Model T usurped the motorcycle's position as a primary form of utilitarian transportation, but a funny thing happened on the way to extinction - the motorcycle not only survived but thrived. Enough people were enamored of the thrill and beauty of the two-wheeled mechanical beast to ensure it would continue to exist indefinitely. And exist they have! Many of the motorcycles manufactured over the past century truly fit the description of "classic," and many consider these machines works of art. Written by noted motorcycle author Patrick Hahn, Classic Motorcycles presents the history of motorcycling as told through the most significant, iconic, classic motorcycles of all time, with both period photography and modern portrait photography. All the best domestic and international makes are represented here, from BMWs, Indians, and Triumphs to Vincents, Ducatis, and Harley-Davidsons - the most classic models. You'll drool over the 1933 Matchless Silver Hawk. Each motorcycle was shot in a studio setting using photographer Tom Loeser's light-painting technique. Period ads and relevant historic photos and documents are spread throughout the book to supplement the portraits of the bikes, really evoking a sense of time and place. Prepare to be in awe of the undeniably classic motorcycles in this collection. It's the only motorcycle history you'll need.

Classic British Motorcycles

Larger than Life Vincent Motorcycles has an aura and a cache to it that vastly outweighs its production numbers. From the end of World War Two until Vincent closed its doors in 1955, it produced fewer than 11,000 units in total, ...

Classic British Motorcycles

Classic British motorcycles were more than simple machines, they were a cultural phenomenon that lasted half a century. From the early days of motoring, British innovators led the way, building some of the world’s most famous motorcycles, as well as some of the best performers. At one point, the rest of the motorcycle world followed Britain’s lead, and by the late 1950s, the British were by far the largest producers of motorcycles in the world. However, barely a decade later, the British motorcycle industry was almost bankrupt and in utter disarray. Illustrated with over 150 photographs, this book explores the rise and fall of the British motorcycle industry, looking at its history through the years and then at the motorcycles themselves by brand, giving the complete story of these amazing machines.

Sport Bike Racing

Although motorcycles have been around since the late 1800s, the first true racing motorcycles, or sport bikes, came much later. Vincent Motorcycles designed bikes for speed in the 1920s, but the true design for racing motorcycles took ...

Sport Bike Racing

Describes sport bike races. Provides information about the history of the sport, characteristics of the bikes, important events, and famous riders.

WALNECK S CLASSIC CYCLE TRADER NOVEMBER 1991

In many ways , owning and riding one of the Vincent motorcycles , especially if it's a Black Shadow , can be rewarding . Legends usually are . ing in a manner similar to that of a pipe wrench . The servo - clutch was good in theory ...

WALNECK S CLASSIC CYCLE TRADER  NOVEMBER 1991


WALNECK S CLASSIC CYCLE TRADER AUGUST 1991

Vincent Model " C " Rabide..a 110 mile per hour motorcycle W918 Jiae A superlative motorcycle for sport and travel with ... V - A6 Vincent motorcycles are available at all Indian and Vincent dealers from confor information on venient ...

WALNECK S CLASSIC CYCLE TRADER  AUGUST 1991


Indian Motorcycle

Of course, this assumes that buyers could get the motorcycles started at all. These problems are why the few Arrows and ... Handsome and fast: the HRD-Vincent V-twin was the most powerful series-production motorcycle engine of its day.

Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle recounts the full story of the iconic American brand whose history dates back 120 years to its founding in 1901.

Cycle World Magazine

In 1949, he discovered Vincent motorcycles, and was instantly enamored with the British V-Twin road-burners. From then until his death he was never without at least one Vincent. One of Cottom's favorite songs, an obscure ode to the ...

Cycle World Magazine


The Harley in the Barn

More Great Tales of Motorcycle Archaeology Tom Cotter. Jelkin got the Vincent to turn over, and he knew from his research that such a machine was quite valuable. He was surprised when the owner said he could haul it away for free.

The Harley in the Barn

Break into that barn - you know you want to - there might be a vintage Harley inside. If you won't break in, Tom Cotter will; amazing motorcycles await. Driving down a country road, a flash of chrome catches your eye as you pass an old farmstead. Next time you roll by, you slow down and focus on a shed behind the house. Could that be? Good lord, it is! Hard on the brakes, quick reverse, and pull in the drive. Yep, it's a vintage Triumph Bonneville peering forlornly from beneath a tattered cover. You've just begun the journey that fuels the dreams of every motorcycle collector: the long-forgotten machine, rediscovered. The Harley in the Barn offers forty-plus tales of lost Nortons, hidden Hondas, dormant Indians, and busted BSAs, all squirreled away from prying eyes but found by lucky collectors just like you. Author Tom Cotter is not only a barn-find master, he's also master of discovering the collectors with the best stories and the most outlandish finds. In The Harley in the Barn, all those great stories are told. If you can't pass a padlocked garage without wondering if there's a great old bike stashed inside, this is your book. Hell, this is your life.

Motorcycle Dream Garages

Hamel is also building a Vincent race bike , and he's always working and learning to increase his own speed at the salt flats . He already has a national record for a modified , pushrod gas bike with no streamlining .

Motorcycle Dream Garages

If you can't be on your motorcycle on the open road, the next best place is the garage. Motorcycle Dream Garages opens the doors to sixteen palaces for two-wheeled work and play.

American Motorcyclist

I ure, you've heard of Vincent motorcycles. •* Maybe you've been lucky enough to admire the clean - lines and beautiful engines of these classic British motorcycles in person. Perhaps you've even had the pleasure of hearing the ...

American Motorcyclist

American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.

WALNECK S CLASSIC CYCLE TRADER DECEMBER 1997

Building motorcycles by hand . is an expensive proposition , and the company couldn't hope to compete with the ... But even before the factory doors slammed closed for the last time , the Vincent motorcycle had become a legend in its ...

WALNECK S CLASSIC CYCLE TRADER  DECEMBER 1997


WALNECK S CLASSIC CYCLE TRADER FEBRUARY 2000

SOMETHING NEW The Egli - Vincent has all the power of the old marque in a brand new frame JITH ITS massive black ... But even before the factory doors slammed closed for the last time , the Vincent motorcycle had become a legend in its ...

WALNECK S CLASSIC CYCLE TRADER  FEBRUARY 2000


Cycle World Magazine

“No motorcycle we have ever tested has flexed in so many different directions at once,” Jennings continued. “Get the bike into a fast turn, trying hard, and it sets up a really heart-stopping shudder and waggle. The Vincent would ...

Cycle World Magazine


American Motorcyclist

Vincent motorcycles have an established reputation for outstanding safety due to perfect road holding and hair-line steering. Well known to motorcycle enthusiasts all over the world is the "Girdraulic" front fork which employes ...

American Motorcyclist

American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.

Tattoo

In 1924, he designed the motorcycle that would race at the Isle of Man, the famed Manx Grand Prix. the “hefty” speed of 66 MPh back then was enormously quick for the times. How did Philip Vincent relate to all this? don wondered. he ...

Tattoo