Vincent Motorcycle For Sale
Vincent Motorcycles is a former motorcycle brand created in Great Britain by Philip Vincent, who purchased HRD Motorcycles and rebranded them as Vincent HRD. These motorcycles were manufactured from 1928 to 1955, and early Vincent models were produced with third-party JAP engines as a means to make the fledgling company profitable.
The first “true” Vincent motorcycles were produced in 1934 when their 500cc single-cylinder and 1,000cc V-twin engines were debuted. From 1936 through 1939, Vincent’s production output increased every year. However, production came to a screeching halt in 1939 with the outbreak of World War II. Until 1945, together with most other British companies, Vincent’s factories were dedicated to wartime production.
But with renewed peace came increased prosperity. Late 1940s Vincent models were among their most popular ever, and the 1948 Vincent Black Shadow created waves by breaking the world’s land speed record.
Unfortunately, the early 1950s brought increased competition in Europe, and the branding issues in the United States caused confusion between Vincent’s HRD imprint and Harley-Davidson’s HD. Despite the rebranding to just “Vincent,” the company would cease production entirely in 1955. As a result, Vincent motorcycles are true classics, with the most recent models being over 65 years old.