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Nero Superleggera – Vincent Intro

Posted on 17th April, by John_Admin in Cafe Racers, Project Bikes. No Comments
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Nero Superleggera – Vincent Into

 

This story starts way back in the late 1940’s and for those not as familiar with the Vincent marque, Vincents were the fastest and some of the most legendary motorcycle of all time, with production bikes being offered for sale with easy 100mph perfermance and claims of 150mph for the top spec bikes being the Black Lightning and that was way back in the 1940’s when the next fastest thing on 2 wheels was good for about 80mph or so. The Vincent’s place in history was helped by the achievements of motorcycle legend, land speed record holder and dare devil Mr Rollie Free.

Rollie Free set a motorcycle land speed record on a Vincent Black Lightning 998cc production race bike, which was shipped direct from the factory in the UK to the USA, un-crated, un-tested and wheeled straight onto the salt of Lake Bonneville and promptly set a world speed record, … Read More »