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Barber's Best

A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.


1968 Egli-Vincent

1968 Egli-Vincent

1968 Egli-Vincent

Country: Britain/Switzerland
Engine: Air-cooled, 4-stroke V-twin
Ignition: Lucas magneto
Power Rating: Estimated 55hp
Bore x Stroke: 84mm x 90mm
Displacement: 998cc
Fuel System: Twin Amal Grand Prix Carburetors
Transmission: 4-speed
Suspension: Front telescopic fork, rear twin shock
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 440lb
Top Speed: 125mph

1968 Egli-Vincent

Swiss engineer Fritz Egli manufactured approximately 100 frame kits from 1967 to 1972 to modernize the Vincent V-twin motorcycles. The design features a large diameter top frame tube that also doubles as an oil reservoir. No two Eglis are alike: the suspension, brakes and bodywork were the choice of the builder. This version was construction in the museum restoration ship to reflect the spirit of the 1960s café racer cult.

1968 Egli-Vincent