Falcon Motorcycles Black Falcon – Click above for high-res image gallery

One of these days, we're going to make it down to the Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Aside from being a Mecca for the two-wheel set, the venue also serves as the backdrop for numerous debuts. This year, Falcon Motorcycles pulled the sheets back on its latest creation – the Black Falcon. The machine started life as a legendary Vincent Black Shadow that had been converted into a drag racer and lakebed heathen.

After a year of work by a six-man crew, the bike has transcended mere transportation. The blueprinted engine now produces a full 75 horsepower thanks to lightened, balanced internals, and a set of massive brakes sourced from the locomotive sector stand ready to bring the party down from its 140 mph top speed.

There isn't a single piece of the Black Falcon that hasn't been broken down and re-engineered to perform and look better than the factory ever intended. Falcon even constructed two tanks for the machine – one for road travel and smaller, one-gallon piece for racing duty. We're completely smitten. Head over to Bike Exif for a full rundown on the creation, and be sure to check out this beautiful machine in our high-res image gallery.

*Update: Video can now be found after the break.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      That is one gorgeous machine!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now THAT is how you fabricate. Beautiful details everywhere. I'd would certainly enjoy a tv program following the construction of this machine over the course of a year much more than listing to a father and son scream swears at each other all day, wouldn't you? :P
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thats one sharp looking bike! I wouldn't mind cruising down pch on one
      Mark Stearns 
      • 3 Years Ago
      these bikes are gorgeous. WOW
      • 3 Years Ago
      Original Black Shadow engine, beautifully built bike. This thing is awe inspiring. Want.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice old-school looking bike, but I'll stick with my Harley.
      • 3 Years Ago
      holy... so beautiful! want. now. badly.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It takes a lot of balls to customize a real Black Shadow. And while I still like the Black Shadow better, these guys did a really nice job on this bike. Kudos.
      • 3 Years Ago
      140 on a bicycle frame - Kudos
      • 3 Years Ago
      Don't get me wrong, this thing is cool. But it does NOT look better than the factory ever intended. Love it, and I like it more than the Black Shadow, but the original looks cooler.