Original Vincent Motorcycle
Original Vincent concentrates on the postwar models while also incorporating as essential background a brief account of the birth and early days of the tiny Vincent-HRD concern in Stevenage, which from the beginning was devoted to the manufacture of exclusive motorcycles for the connoisseur.
The postwar Vincent was introduced to the press in April 1946 and production in volume ended less than 10 years later. In that brief period several thousand motorcycles - the world-famous 998cc vee-twins and the 500s - had been built and were serving owners who delighted in their bikes' unique specification and outstanding abilities.
This book, by an acknowledged authority on the marque, deals in minutest detail with post-war Vincents and the many changes in specification and build made during their lifetime. Any Vincent owner, prospective buyer or enthusiast puzzled by conflicting opinions on originality, or unsure of the provenance or authenticity of various fittings and features, can be confident of finding unequivocal guidance here.
The author has called on factory records and authenticated material to compile a comprehensive study of these charismatic motorcycles, while augmenting the text are more than 200 specially commissioned colour photographs showing carefully selected examples of all models, as well as a number of illustrations provided by the author. Together, text and photographs add tip to a definitive guide that will make Original Vincent indispensible to all admirers of what was 'the world's fastest standard production motorcycle'.
(PUB 12.2009 , Autor:J P Bickerstaff , Idioma: Inglês, 128 págs, 29X22 cms, capa dura, 200 fotos)