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Old 12-07-2012, 04:22 PM   #9496
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Gunga Din!

That is one seriously nice-looking bike. I see Vincent on the tank, but I'm not terribly knowledgeable about bikes older than about 1965 - can anyone enlighten me as to the model?
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:40 PM   #9497
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That is one seriously nice-looking bike. I see Vincent on the tank, but I'm not terribly knowledgeable about bikes older than about 1965 - can anyone enlighten me as to the model?
I can't help other than to say you are correct, it is a Vincent. I personally feel the Vincent twin is the most beautiful motorcycle engine ever built. If I ever wind Lotto, I'll have one.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:56 PM   #9498
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It appears to be a Black Lightning, which was the factory built racer. The pipes and carburetors are correct. The gas tank is interesting, I've never seen one like it. I suspect that it was for a long distance event, maybe the Manx GP that was held in the fall for amateur riders.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:52 PM   #9499
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>"It appears to be a Black Lightning, which was the factory built racer."

Front brake... missing ???
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:58 PM   #9500
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>"It appears to be a Black Lightning, which was the factory built racer."

Front brake... missing ???
Drag racing or top speed run? Didn't notice that before.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:13 PM   #9501
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Gunga Din!

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Old 12-07-2012, 06:46 PM   #9502
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:13 PM   #9503
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That is one seriously nice-looking bike. I see Vincent on the tank, but I'm not terribly knowledgeable about bikes older than about 1965 - can anyone enlighten me as to the model?
Article in Motorcycle Classics magazine about Gunga Din

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:28 AM   #9504
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Tom and Zookster thanks for the Gunga Din links. I had never heard of it before.

The Motorcycle Classics article starts out listing a couple of other famous bikes with names. It left out the one with the coolest name though.....the Harley roadracer,"Lucifer's Hammer"
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:10 AM   #9505
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I can't help other than to say you are correct, it is a Vincent. I personally feel the Vincent twin is the most beautiful motorcycle engine ever built. If I ever wind Lotto, I'll have one.
While the Vincent is up there, I don't think it beats the Crocker for beauty.








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Old 12-08-2012, 11:26 AM   #9506
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:54 AM   #9507
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While the Vincent is up there, I don't think it beats the Crocker for beauty.








http://thevintagent.blogspot.com/201...ker-story.html

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I haven't heard much about Crockers before. thanks for posting that website! Both the Broughs and the Crockers are incredible machines. The Vincents fit right in there with them. Now that I've seen what kind of price they sell for, Don't think that there will be one in my future.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #9508
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Great picture (2nd one), from a photography standpoint, it's brilliant.
Love the expression on her face.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:18 PM   #9509
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:34 AM   #9510
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Great picture (2nd one), from a photography standpoint, it's brilliant.
Love the expression on her face.
Me too, from an earlier post suggesting a look of "innocence" I see quite the opposite: knowledge, understanding, experience? I probably would have been in love at first sight if I'm not already
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