Originally Posted by Airhead Wrangler
Except for this which came over 20 years earlier. The RS is often quoted as being the first bike with a full factory fairing. I think even BMW claimed that at the time. It just wasn't.
1954 Vincent Black Prince
Yeah, I've seen that quote too, but I've also seen the RS referred to as the first production
bike with a full factory fairing, which is probably closer to the truth.
I understand that there were only about 200 Black Princes built during a production run lasting less than two years, so they are a rather elusive animal. Ya gotta admit, they have the looks only a mother could love . . .