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Old 11-15-2012, 02:00 PM   #18
Max Headroom
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Originally Posted by Airhead Wrangler View Post
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
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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 . . .
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Max Headroom screwed with this post 11-15-2012 at 02:02 PM Reason: typo.
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