Where Big Sid Sat: 1950 Series B Vincent Meteor

Renowned Vincent tuner Sid Biberman’s smallest Vincent is back on the road, just as Big Sid would’ve wanted.

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by Corey Levenson
Throughout Sid's long association with Vincents, he owned only one of their 499cc singles: a 1950 Series B Meteor.

Engine: 499cc air-cooled OHV single, 84mm x 90mm bore and stroke, 8:1 compression ratio (6.45:1 stock), 30hp @ 5,300rpm (est.)
Top speed: 100mph (claimed)
Carburetion: Single 32mm Amal Mk1 Concentric (1-1/16in Amal 276 stock)
Transmission: 4-speed Burman, chain final drive
Electrics: 12v Miller generator, BTH magneto ignition (Lucas K1F GM2 magneto stock)

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