Classic Vincent Motorcycles

Ready to Ride: Vincent Rapide Series B

Only recently bitten by the Vincent bug, Mark Stephenson discovered a Vespa as the gateway drug to classic motorcycles.

The Vincent That Never Was: Comet SS

Vincent Series D enthusiast Tony Cording and friends build the ultimate Vincent single: a Series D Comet Super Sport.

Seeking Grandfather's Long-Lost Vincent

The granddaughter of a former Vincent owner asks for our community’s help in locating her grandfather’s bike, presumed to still be in the U.K.

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.

The Australian Way: Vincent Rapide Series B Racer

Ken and Barry Horner go out to look for a Vincent they could turn into a racer and find a Vincent Rapide Series B.

History for Sale: Record-Breaking Vincent Black Lightning

Bonhams to auction Jack Ehret's Australian-land-speed-record-breaking 1951 Vincent Black Lightning at its annual Las Vegas motorcycle auction, Jan. 25, 2018, in Nevada.

Paragon of Performance: 1951 Vincent Black Lightning

Alan Cathcart rides the ex-Jack Ehret Lightning, recently refurbished by marque expert Patrick Godet.

The Woodward Avenue Vincent Rapide

Michael FitzSimons drag raced against this Vincent Rapide as a teenager. Fifty years later, he found it and restored it.

Custom Copy: 1937 Vincent TT Replica

Robert Watson's restored Vincent TT Replica had only 70 percent of its parts when it was bought.

1950 Vincent Black Shadow Special (Video)

One of the many pleasant surprises at the 2014 Barber Vintage Festival was Bev Bowen's 1950 Vincent Black Shadow, “Felix.”

Barn Find Vincent: 1949 Vincent Black Shadow (Video)

Maggie, the barn find Vincent Black Shadow, runs for the first time!

Maggie the Abandoned Beasty: A 1949 Vincent Black Shadow

A dream comes true when Glenn Bewley finds a 1949 Vincent Black Shadow in the barn.

America’s Oldest Vincent: 1932 Vincent HRD Python Sports 500

A brief history of Vincent motorcycles and the 1932 HRD Python Sports 500.

1955 Vincent Black Knight

Overview of the 1955 Vincent Black Knight’s specs and history.

1955 Vincent Amanda Water Scooter

Better known for their high-performance motorcycles, Vincent tried to keep solvent by producing industrial engines for lawn mowers, etc. but their most radical design was the Amanda, making them true pioneers of personal watercraft.

1949 HRD Series C Comet

A Vincent by any other name, this HRD Series C Comet features a few upgrades to make it a more usable bike.

1948 Vincent HRD Rapide

A 1948 Vincent HRD Rapide on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.

1952 Vincent Black Shadow

A 1952 Vincent Black Shadow on display at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.

1949 Vincent HRD Comet

A 1949 Vincent HRD Comet on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.

Record-Breaking Vincent Black Shadow

The Bonhams auction at the International Classic MotorCycle Show at the Staffordshire County Showground topped £1.4 million on Sunday 28th April, with the top-selling lot a 1952 Vincent Black Shadow, which realised £113,500.

Better Than One: The Legendary Vincent Series A Rapide

Meet Robert Watson and his perfectly restored 1939 Vincent Series A Rapide, one of just 79 and a Vincent motorcycle that still gets ridden.

Build a Vincent Rapide A Twin

Vancouver motorcycle enthusiast Dan Smith built his own Vincent Rapide A Twin using modern methods.

1955 Vincent Black Prince

This 1955 Vincent Black Prince is on display with other classic motorcycles at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.

Rare Vincent Motorcycles at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

When most people think of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, what generally comes to mind is cars. Really good cars. Acres of really good cars. But what most people don’t know is that motorcycles have been there with them on the green every year since the beginning, as they were March 11, 2012.

4th Annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering to feature Marty Dickerson’s “Blue Bike”

Two iconic motorcycles, Marty Dickerson’s 1948 Vincent Rapide, aka the “Blue Bike,” and Dan Gurney’s “Alligator Bike,” will be on display at the fourth annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, taking place on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel, Calif. This year, the day-long event will pay tribute to the Evolution of the Motorcycle, featuring Indian Motorcycles, while also showcasing legendary motorcycles from the past, present and concepts for the future.

In Pursuit of the Vincent Series B Rapide

Riding a 1948 Vincent Series B Rapide

1952 Vincent Rapide Series C

1952 Vincent Rapide Series C on display at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.

1955 Series D Vincent Rapide

The odd tale of James Tenhoff’s 1955 Series D Vincent Rapide and how it ended up as “the Vincent in the barn.”

Rollie Free and the Bathing Suit Bike

The story behind Rolle Free and the Vincent Black Shadow "Bathing Suit Bike."

The Jay Leno Motorcycle Collection, Circa 1985

Jay Leno is a bone-deep, no-apologies, classic motorcycle collector and enthusiast.

Historic Vincent: Gunga Din

Test bed for the Black Shadow and the immortal Black Lightning, Gunga Din, the most famous Vincent of all time, has finally been restored.

Paul Zell's Custom Vincent Special

Classic British motorcycle aficionado puts pieces together to form a one-of-a-kind custom Vincent motorcycle

The Last Vincent Black Lightning?

New Hampshire Vincent enthusiast David Dunfey says he’s unearthed the last Vincent Black Lightning motorcycle ever made.

Dale Keesecker's Custom Vincent Specials

You wouldn’t doodle on a Picasso, would you? Conventional thinking says you don’t mess with a classic Vincent motorcycle, either. But Dale Keesecker thinks otherwise.

Prototype 1948 Series B Vincent Black Shadow

A closer look at the prototype 1948 Series B Vincent Black Shadow.

Found on eBay: 1953 Vincent Black Shadow

Though one might occasionally bump into a Vincent on eBay, you've probably never seen one like this. Perfectly restored and currently owned by the AMA's Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, this 1953 Black Shadow could be yours (for the right price, of course).

Supercharged Vincent brings record price but misses pre-sale estimates

The supercharged ex-Reg Dearden Vincent Black Lightning sold for $383,400 at Bonham’s Stafford, England, auction Oct. 19. Some serious coin, to be sure, but well short of pre-sale estimates that predicted the bike selling at closer to $500,000. But even if it didn’t hit estimates, the final price still ranks as an all-time record high for a British bike sold at auction.

Vincents in Colorado August 24-31

The Vincent Owners Club is all set for its 2008 North American Vincent Rally August 24-29 in Idaho Springs, Colo. 2008 holds special significance for the marquee as the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vincent founder Philip Conrad Vincent and the 60th anniversary of the Vincent Black Shadow and Black Lightning. Based on the standard 45hp, 998cc V-twin Rapide, the 55hp Black Shadow and its even more powerful sibling, the 70hp-plus Vincent Black Lightning, were the undisputed kings of their day.

Marty Dickerson Back in the Saddle

Motorcycle Hall of Famer Marty Dickerson was back at Bonneville in 2007, and at 81 years old, he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

The Irving Vincent 1300

Alan Cathcart looks at the Irving Vincent 1300, a contemporary revival of the Vincent Black Lightning

Revisiting Egli Vincent Motorcycles

John Mossey Restorations is building new Egli Vincent motorcycles, and you can have one - for a price.

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