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Vincent Motorcycles

Godet-Vincent Black Shadow 2005

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Fritz Egli developed an all carrying frame for the Vincent twin during the sixties and sought to purchase the rights to manufacture the engine from Harper Engines. Unable to secure the rights he commenced production using refurbished power units. The frame was equipped with high quality front forks and a box section swinging arm. Items such as the brakes could be specified by the customer depending on their intended use for their machine.
The result was considerable lighter than an original Vincent and equally exclusive and remains in limited production today, the rights having passed to Patrick Godet.
The current variant typically utilises Amal Concentric carburettors, Ceriani forks and a Fontana type front brake, although the specification will inevitably vary in accordance with the clients wishes.
This example built in 2006, is presented in excellent condition throughout. It utilises a new Black Shadow specification engine equipped with an electric start. The vendor describes the machine as being "a stunning bike with similar performance".

Image and description kindly supplied by H&H Classic Auctions