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1951 Vincent Black Shadow Series C Frame: RC6390B Engine: F10AB-1B-4490 Crankcase mating number: HH59 998cc - 50* OHV V Twin 55bhp @ 5500 rpm 125 mph top speed- Wheelbase: 56.5 Dry Weight: 455 lbs 2013 Winner of the Spirit of the Quail Award at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering The Vincent Black Shadow was the world's fastest production motorcycle in its day, and this example is the genuine article in every respect. Authenticated by factory records, this bike was manufactured in 1949, and then imported by ISC Springfield (Indian Sales Corp. of Indian motorcycle fame) in August of 1950 as a 1951 model. In 2007 the Harris Vincent Gallery performed a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration on the Black Shadow with an unlimited budget. The use of only NOS parts, and genuine used parts reconditioned as new sets this bike apart from other restorations, and makes this bike 100% authentic and correct. Between 1948 -1954 only 1,507 Series C Black Shadows were built, and only a fraction survive today. The Black Shadow featured several new technological innovations, such as a unique and original alternative to the primitive telescopic front forks of the day, a sprung rear sub-frame, the extensive use of aluminum alloy and a unit construction engine. The Black Shadow was a stressed frame design. The engine, instead of being cradled in a set of frame rails, was suspended from above, becoming a stressed member, or integral part of the structure. The bike weighed in at a relatively light 455 lb (208 kg) which was about the weight of a pre-war 500 cc bike. -

Year:  1980 or older
Miles:  0 - 4 999
Transmission: Manual
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