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"The fucker's not much for turning, but it's pure hell on the straightaway" - Dr. Hunter S. Thompson on the Vincent Black Shadow (this is the Black Lightning but, oh well.)
Jeff Decker's Vincent Black Lightning. Not my usual cup of tea, but this is a beauty.
In 1948, Vincent launched a production version of its Black Lightning land speed record holder. It immediately claimed the title of “Fastest production motorcycle in the world”, but only 31 were built. They came with magnesium components to cut weight to 380 lb (170 kg) or so, plus race tires and rearsets