Now Nortons and Indians and Beezers won't do. http://zero-station.blogspot.com/2010/09/on-richard-thompsons-1952-vincent-black.html, Casper 3.0: Honda Nighthawk 750 by Vandals Moto, Yamaha SX225 “BIMA” Scrambler by Jowo Kustom, Bullet Bob Moto: IT200 Supermoto x Dirt Twins. I am wondering about it’s value. Franklin Smith at fgsmith05@gmail.com. Normal vehicles are largely pointless…, The Desert Runner is one of the most consequential custom motorcycles built by the team at Revival Cycles, in order to build it they were shipped an unreleased Royal Enfield Interceptor from the factory under…. Item location: SCUNTHORPE, Lincolnshire, UK Seller's notes: An item that has been previously used.The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. The bike was also put on a strict weight loss program dropping the dry weight from 458 lbs (207.7 kgs) down to 380 lbs (170 kgs), this was achieved by stripping off anything deemed non-essential, a much smaller seat was used as well as special racing tyres on lightweight alloy rims, it made extensive use of magnesium components, specially developed rear-set foot controls, and aluminum alloy front and rear mudguards. Search 1 Used Vincent Black Lightning listings. It was the first time that a non-supercharged motorcycle had broken the 150 mph barrier. Find the best selection of pre-owned Vincent Black Lightning For Sale in the US. As it stands today the Black Lightning is fitted with twin Amal racing carburetors, dual straight-through exhaust pipes, abbreviated aluminum fenders, and overall it looks to be in correct specification for its year. Now Nortons and Indians and Beezers won’t do. 1-15 of 77. Alert for new Listings. In the state of tune used with the Black Shadow this engine is capable of 55 bhp at 5,500 rpm, the Black Lighting version is capable of 70 bhp at 5,700 rpm – this may not sound like much now, but it was significantly more horsepower than was being produced by many cars at the time. It is a complete, unassembled scale model. The 150-mph Black Lightning was supplied in race trim, though the bikes could be registered as street-legal with some modification. Oh, they don’t have a Soul like a Vincent ’52.” –Richard Thompson. The Black Lightning was fitted with a highly-modified version of the air-cooled V-twin used in the Black Shadow, an engine that had originally been designed by Australian engineer Phil Irving. The changes made to the engine to bring it up to Black Lightning specification were significant. 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