1939 Vincent Series A Rapide. Because of its profusion of external oil pipes, tubes and hoses, the Vincent Series A Rapide did indeed earn the epithet “Plumber’s Nightmare.” That’s just one of the many legends surrounding Vincent motorcycles, its founder, Philip C. Vincent, and its long-time chief engineer, Philip Irving. The strange part is, just about all of the legends are true. (Story and photos by Robert Smith. Motorcycle Classics, September/October 2012)

1939 Vincent Series A Rapide. Because of its profusion of external oil pipes, tubes and hoses, the Vincent Series A Rapide did indeed earn the epithet “Plumber’s Nightmare.

Vincent (HRD) Black Shadow 1000cc, 1955.    Vincent Motorcycles began with the purchase of HRD Motors Ltd, by Phil Vincent in 1928. HRD was founded by British Royal Flying Corps pilot, Howard Raymond Davies.

Vincent (HRD) Black Shadow Its ALL motor! Vincent Motorcycles began with the purchase of HRD Motors Ltd, by Phil Vincent in HRD was founded by British Royal Flying Corps pilot, Howard Raymond Davies.

BSA-Lightning - the most affordable collectors bike going and one of the most fun.

Trade in your vintage reproduction for one of these real-deal, classic British motorcycles.

1952-1969 Triumph Tiger Cub: The Baby Bonnie - Classic British Motorcycles - Motorcycle Classics

This bike looks like a lot of fun. Triumph Tiger Cub: The Baby Bonnie - Classic British Motorcycles - Motorcycle Classics

Unapproachable: The 1957 Norton International Model 30 - Classic British Motorcycles - Motorcycle Classics

The Norton International Model 30 with its Featherbed frame epitomizes British bikes. Photo by Jeff Barger.

Royal Enfield 500 - Rajputana Custom Motorcycles  Want the back fender and the spoke wheels for my cafe build

Royal Enfield 500 - Rajputana Custom Motorcycles BMW Pipeburn - Purveyors of Classic Motorcycles, Cafe Racers & Custom motorbikes 1978 Honda.

The Last Boy Scout: 1975 Norton Commando 850 Mark III - Classic British Motorcycles - Motorcycle Classics

The Norton Commando 850 was somehow always more than the sum of its parts.

Classic Experience: Living With a 1973 Norton Commando 850 - Classic British Motorcycles - Motorcycle Classics

Classic Experience: Living With a 1973 Norton Commando 850 - Classic British Motorcycles - Motorcycle Classics-deam bike

Mile Eater: 1948 Triumph Speed Twin - Classic British Motorcycles - Motorcycle Classics

This 1948 Triumph Speed Twin has traveled approximately miles, all without the engine ever having been fired.

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