A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.
1949 Vincent HRD Comet
Country: Great Britain
Engine: Air cooled single cylinder four stroke
Ignition: Lucas magneto
Power Rating: 28bhp @ 5,800rpm
Bore x Stroke: 84mm x 90mm
Fuel System: Amal Type 6 carburetor
Suspension: Front Vincent Girdraulic fork, rear cantilever frame
Brake: Front and rear drum
Top Speed: 90mph
The Comet was a less expensive, affordable alternative to the big twins. It was often referred to as “Half a Vincent,” but it still had the desirable mile eating capabilities of its bigger brothers. A racing version was also available on a limited basis, the Grey Flash, which helped to publicize the model.