2 comments on “So much for that dream of one day owning a Vincent! LOL

  1. Maybe you could be happy with a Rapide instead of the Black Shadow. You can find them all over th4e place for … like, half of what that one brings. Wait! Half is still 800,000 Pounds? Cheap at half the price.


  2. Steve son,
    Don’t be depressed.. think how lucky you are NOT to have tied up all that loot on an old banger.
    It is TRUE.. they do look amazing.. as do Broughs’.. BUT, [trust me here..] they are NOT wonderful to ride in modern conditions. TRULY..
    If you live in the sticks with no traffic around you.. fine. If you live in a heavily built up area.. wouldn’t be my choice.
    As much as I adore classics.. my V twin choice would be.. a first series Ducati Monster up to 2008[ish]. A plain air cooled V twin S2R 1000cc has about 95 bhp, weighs..[ actually VERY light about 180 kgs from memory ] and is both COMFY and QUICK.. All that, and handling and modern brakes. and IMO still the best looking modern motorcycle for years!!
    And then.. the bloody quick one.!
    A Ducati Monster S4RS.. full water cooled whiz-bang motor, ex-999 etc. Very light still AND still comfy.. BUT.. 130 BHP AND.. with factory upgrade kit, more.. 150bhp. Yikes !! [what..?]
    A Vincent in full Black Shadow trim [now 60 yo] had about 60 ish bhp the Lightnings [racer really] had 80 bhp plus.
    The whole point of this IS.. you can have the full-on HUGE Vtwin thing from the best makers of Vtwins.. EVER.. YES REALLY!!
    $6/7k should buy a late model S2R with low miles, in your country. An S4RS would be approx’ $10k ish..
    BUT.. but, if all this won’t sway you.. then TRY the following websites for NEW build Vincents [and at a hellofalotless than Bonhams and classic dealers..]
    JMC Classics in the UK, or, what about Patrick Godet in France[ ex GP star]. Go see him.. take the family.. have a holiday [ I’m totally NOT joking..] You’d have a great time, lovely area.. France is FABULOUS.. just wonderful. Sadly,my fractured “franglais” is rubbish.
    Ducati, Boy.. just have a look around you..
    I’ll try to post an ad’ on a UK website of a museum quality S4RS presently for sale with us, at approx’ $10k. That’ll do nicely then.

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