Paragon of Performance: 1951 Vincent Black Lightning

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Photo by Kel Edge
Jack Ehret racing the Black Lightning at Bathhurst in solo form in 1953.

1951 Vincent Series C Black Lightning
Engine:
998cc air-cooled OHV 50-degree V-twin, 84mm x 90mm bore and stroke, 13:1 compression ratio, 70hp at 5,600rpm
Top speed:
142mph
Carburetion:
Two 32mm Amal 10TT9 with remote float chambers
Transmission:
4-speed, chain final drive

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