Howard Davies probably had no idea, while burning time as a British POW during the war to end all wars, that his concepts would flourish into one the most legendary racing machines on two wheels. The 1948 Vincent Black Lightning set the standard for over twenty years to which all other race bikes were measured. Incorporating aluminum fenders and alloy rims, the bike was a slim "shadow" of it's V-Twin competition and could reach speeds near 150 mph. While only 31 were built during the era, you do have the chance to configure your own updated model from Vincent HRD. And to think, it only took Harley over fifty years to catch up.

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