A Vincent engine in a featherbed Norton frame was by far the most desirable of all Cafe Racer formulas and was named a Norvin. Who could deny that a motorcycle built purely for high speed street racing and featuring the engine from a motorcycle that once held the title of "worlds fastest production motorcycle" was nothing but Cafe Racer perfection.
One of the most famous photographs featuring a Vincent motorcycle: Rollie Free on a Vincent Black shadow recording a top speed of 150.313mph wearing only a pair of swimming shorts and laying out flat to reduce wind resistance.
An Australian salute to Vincent motorcycles.
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