Nero Superleggera – 1955 Vincent Twin
1955 Vincent Nero Superleggera
This is a very special project, in that the entire bike will be built new from the ground up , including a brand new 1356cc Vincent Twin.
It is likely at the stage of the planning the the Twin will also be fuel injection , electronic Ign, Electric Start. The engine will be pushing 10:1 compression and so the heads have been fitted with electrically operated decompression valve.
The engine is also in the process of be modified to accept HiVo chain driven cams , Belt drive, and a modern heavy duty clutch, surtees/quaife 5 speed box. The engine its hi comp, big bore and 102mm stroker crank is expected to make about 120hp at the rear wheel and about 100 ft/lb of torque.
The frame being designed at the moment will retain the original 1955 head stock , the bike will also feature a custom monoshock swingarm and suspension system.
This is one of the Vincent builds that is pushing the envelope of what is possible, this beauty is the project of my Vincent engine builder, Terry Prince