Vincent Rapide Series C
Date of Manufacture: 1953
Engine Size: 1000CC
The Vincent was known in its day as the best bike ever made. It is still a much sought after motorcycle and is still considered by many as one of the best motorcycles of all time. It had speed, looks and dependability. It is arguably one of the most aesthetically pleasing motorcycles to look at. The Rapid Series 'A' was known as the 'plumber's nightmare' because of the jungle of oil tubes feeding the engine and was not the most desirable motorcycle of the Vincent line-up. Postwar Series 'B' to Series 'D' were much more oil tight and more dependable in every way. The Rapide's cousin, the Black Shadow had minor engine differences that developed 10 more horsepower and was dubbed the 'worlds fastest standard motorcycle' in production at 125mph. Vincent ceased operations in 1955.
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