Vincent Black Lightning review
The Black Lightning was produced by Vincent-HRD. First built in September 1948 at the Vincent works in Great North Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK, and produced from 1948 to 1952. The last motorcycle of this model rolled off the production line in 1948 in in Stevenage, England. It was at that time the fastest production motorcycle in the world. With 1000 ccm V-twin engine, it was a super bike back at that time. It was the ultimate ride. Its chassis was unlike anything ever produced then and till now the frame is still considered unique.
The first Vincent Black Lightning was ridden by Roland Free, who broke the American motorcycle land speed record on 13 September 1948 on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. The stunt worked as Free covered the mile in 23.9 seconds, passing the 150 mph (240 km/h) barrier and on the return run he reached a record average speed of 150.313 mph (241.905 km/h). More specs and user manual of Black Lightning you can see in next overview.