The Vincent Black Lightning was a Vincent-HRD motorcycle first built in September 1948 at the Vincent works in Great North Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK, and produced from 1948 to 1952. The bike was a purpose-built factory modified Black Shadow that was then named and produced as the Black Lightning.
Tracking down the last Vincent Black Lightning David is a well-known Vincent Grey Flash enthusiast. The Grey Flash is a very rare motorcycle (it’s estimated only 31 were built), and to help him keep track of it and other obscure Vincent machines David sat down with the entire library of MPH magazines, the newsletter of the Vincent H.R.D
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“1952 Vincent Black Lightning” is a song by guitarist Richard Thompson from his 1991 album Rumor and Sigh. It tells the story of a thief named James and the girl Red Molly whom he charms with a ride on his 1952 Vincent Black Lightning motorcycle.
The Vincent Black Lightning for sale / auction through Bonhams is a 1949 Vincent 998cc Black Lightning Series-B. It was the second-ever Black Lightning ever built, ordered for and raced by Swiss racer Hans Stärkle.
The Vincent Black Lightning was imported new into Australia by Tony McAlpine. At the time of its build, another well-known Vincent nicknamed “Gunga Din” was undergoing work in the factory.
The Black Lightning was a custom order from the factory and was some 100 pounds lighter and 25 hp more powerful than the stock Black Shadow. In one of his books, Phil Irving (one of the designers) said that there were only about 16 of the model produced. The Black Lightning is the fastest Vincent …