1948 Vincent Black Shadow Series C
998 cc – 55 bhp @ 5500 rpm – 458 lbs – 125 mph
Hand built by Vincent HRD beginning in 1948, the Black Shadow was produced as a sportier alternative to Vincent’s Rapide. Sporting an improved front telescoping suspension, a sprung rear sub-frame and an ingenious stressed-frame design which incorporated the engine into the structual stability of the frame rather than having the engine simply rest on a set of frame rails, Vincent undeniably changed the face of motorbike design.
1969 BSA A65 Lightning
654 cc – 49 bhp @ 7000 rpm – 485 lbs – 108 mph
Arguably the most well designed of all the BSAs, the A65 Lightning was the quintessential sport bike of the sixties. Its like sixties-freaky sex on two-wheels. With lots of chrome.