1952 Vincent Motorcycle

Here is an interesting article about a guy in Central California that built a 1952 Vincent motorcycle from a bunch of boxed-up parts that h...

1952 Vincent MotorcycleHere is an interesting article about a guy in Central California that built a 1952 Vincent motorcycle from a bunch of boxed-up parts that he bought from another guy.
The previous owner kept the boxes for about 10 years in Gilroy, hoping and expecting to put the motorcycle together, but somehow it didn't happen. Then, along came McIntosh, to whom he was happy to sell the project, getting it out of his hair finally.
This bike was built for speed, and introduced some technological advances in its time.
At the front of technology it was either the first or one of the firsts to have rear wheel suspension, damped suspension (where a spring is controlled by a hydraulic damper), and both the engine and gear box in one casting. This last feature essentially meant doing away with a tubular frame, which lessened the bike's weight considerably.
It all translated into a 1,000cc motor delivering 50 horsepower, which achieved a high-end range of 120 miles an hour.

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