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Dubbed the Black Shadow, this model featured an increase in horsepower (from 45 to 55 bhp) and in top speed (from app. 110 mph to 125 mph). These improvements were achieved by raising the compression ratios from 6.8 to 7.3 to 1 while using larger Amal carburetors, up from 1 1/16 to 1 1/8 inches.

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1952 Vincent Black Shadow. The Black Shadow was introduced at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show as a turned version of the Rapide and was built until the production of Vincent motorcycles ceased in 1955. A 988cc 50-degree V-twin, it got its improved performance from a higher compression ratio, a larger bore carburetor and greater attention to detail.

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Photo by Alyn Edwards. In 1948, a British-built HRD Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle taken right out of the shipping crate could do 125 miles per hour. That same year a Black Shadow was clocked at.

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The Vincent Black Shadow. The fastest production motorcycle in the world. A stock one was supposed to do 125 mph, at a time when most largedisplacement streetbikes could barely stagger to 100.. The Rapide was the "regular" version, the Black Shadow the high-performance model, hot-rodded with higher-com pression pistons, bigger Amal carbs and.

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The Vincent Black Shadow is one of few motorcycles that can truthfully claim to be powered by an engine designed by a man who would go on to design a Formula 1 World Championship winning V8 - the Repco 620 series engine that would defeat engines built by Ferrari, Maserati, BRM, Ford, Climax, Weslake, Cosworth, Honda, and Serenissima.

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The Vincent Black Shadow is a British motorcycle designed and built at the Vincent works in Great North Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire UK. Motorcycles produced by Vincent H·R·D at their factory in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England were renowned for their design innovation, engineering excellence and high performance.

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Shadows are essentially blue­printed Vincent Rapides, with hotter cams, bigger carburetors, a higher compression ratio and a lower first gear for better acceleration. Their engines are stove-enamel.

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The Black Shadow was the most powerful standard motorcycle of its time. In an age when the magical "ton" (100 mph) still quickened pulses, the 125-mph top speed of the normal version of.

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1952 VINCENT BLACK SHADOW BACKGROUND Brilliantly designed by doubling up the 499cc Vincent Comet single-cylinder engine into a 50-degree V-twin, the Vincent Black Shadow was introduced in 1949. It followed on the heals of the Vincent Rapide, which was more of a touring bike. The buying public wanted more power, more "sport" and so the big V-twin was tuned up with bigger ports, carbs and.

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Vincent Motorcycles was a British manufacturer of motorcycles from 1928 to 1955.. The Black Shadow, capable of 125 mph (201 km/h), and easily recognised by the black coating on the engine and gearbox unit known as Pylumin, and large 150 mph (240 km/h) speedometer, was introduced. The engine produced 54 bhp (40 kW) @ 5700 rpm in Black Shadow.

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$100,000 Cripple Creek, Colorado Year 1950 Make Vincent Model Black Shadow Category Sport Motorcycles Engine 1000 Posted Over 1 Month This is an outstanding example of the legendary Vincent Black Shadow. These bikes are always included in the top 3 , iconic British classics.

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Although the highest-bid vehicle at the auction was a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL convertible at $165,000 AUD ($117,000 U.S.), the 1953 Vincent Series C Black Shadow motorcycle came in a close second and tied with a 1960 Porsche 356B 1600S Coupe at $160,000 AUD ($113,400 U.S.), plus 5-percent buyer's premium.

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The legend has it that in 1948, a British-built HRD Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle, taken straight out of the shipping crate, could do 125 miles per hour. That same year, the first year in production, a Black Shadow was clocked at 150 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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1954 VINCENT BLACK SHADOW-ONE OF THE LAST The Vincent Motorcycle Co. closed its doors in 1955, so this 1954-model was built one year before the end. Vincent was a low-volume producer of high-quality motorcycles, and high-priced for the time. From the end of WWII until their demise in 1955, they barely produced 11,000 bikes total, including mostly single-cylinder Comets and Meteors. And sales.

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The Black Shadow was built to be faster than any other bike of its time, and it was. The biggest reason why it was so fast was, of course, its engine. It used an air-cooled 1000 cc four-stroke, two-cylinder engine making a sprightly 55 horsepower. You may laugh at that paltry sounding power figure.

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The one you see above in picture Series-D Black Shadow was imported from Michigan, USA in 2006 and restored between 2010 and 2011 by Woodford Motorcycles of London E18. This Series-D Black Shadow was auctioned at Bonham's and was sold for £33,925. By day he is a Project Lead at Syntel Inc., by night a contributing editor at Moto Rivista.