1948 Vincent HRD Rapide


| 8/27/2013 11:48:00 AM


Tags: Barber's Best, Vincent,

1948 Vincent HRD Rapide

1948 Vincent HRD Rapide

Country: Great Britain
Engine: Air-cooled 50° V-twin 4-stroke
Ignition: Magneto
Power Rating: 45bhp @ 5,500rpm
Bore x Stroke: 84mm x 90mm
Displacement: 998cc
Valves: Overhead, pushrod activated
Fuel System: Twin Amal carburetors
Transmission: 4-speed
Suspension: Front Brampton girder fork, rear pivoted frame
Weight: 455lb
Top Speed: 100mph

1948 Vincent HRD Rapide2

The Vincent HRDs were built to a specification, not a price. They were fast, expensive and very exclusive. Every enthusiast’s dream was to own a Rapide or Black Shadow, the only machines that could cruise close to 100mph, which was incredible performance in 1948.




bike on highway

Classic Motorcycle Touring and Events.


The latest classic motorcycle events and tours.

LEARN MORE