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Widow Jane: A custom Vincent Rapide from Keino Cycles

Widow Jane: A custom Vincent Rapide from Keino Cycles

Vincent is one of the most hallowed names in motorcycling. The original company only operated for 27 years, but that short time was enough to create some of the world’s most desirable motorcycles. Not surprisingly, we don’t often see custom Vincents: They’re rare, and they sell for a fortune at auction. So when we heard…

Vincent motorcycle for sale

Vincent motorcycle: the ‘Blue Bike’

One of the most famous Vincent motorcycles of all time has just gone up for sale. Marty Dickerson’s Rapide—best known as the ‘Blue Bike’—is on show at Altai, a design studio in Los Angeles. The Blue Bike has an illustrious history to match its stunning looks. It’s a ‘Series B’ Touring Rapide that was raced…

Egli-Vincent

1968 Egli-Vincent racer

In just over a week, Bonhams is set to auction a jaw-dropping selection of cars and motorcycles at the Grand Palais in Paris. One of the highlights is this 1968 Egli-Vincent 998cc racing motorcycle, which has an estimate of US$36,000—47,000. This machine is notable on two counts: the Egli frame is genuine, and the bike…

Vincent Black Lightning custom

Vincent Black Lightning by Jeff Decker

For someone who doesn’t like stock Vincents, Jeff Decker builds a mighty fine Black Lightning. He’s a sculptor as well as a bike builder, and his eye for a line is evident with this beautiful salt racer. As these exclusive Horst Roesler shots reveal, Decker has managed to make the Vincent look fast even when…

Interview: Ian Barry

Ian Barry runs Falcon Motorcycles with his partner Amaryllis Knight. He’s the builder of the Bullet and the Kestrel, the first in a series of…

Big Sid’s Vincati

The Vincati is one of those semi-mythical bikes that you occasionally hear about—and to many classic motorcycle fans, a marriage made in heaven. Quite simply,…

Egli-Vincent

The French have a knack for classy, timeless motorcycles. There was Jean François Vicente, in the days when he owned VD Classic. We recently featured…

Vincent Super Nero

There’s an allure around the Vincent brand that few other marques can match. It’s a potent mix of history, effortless style and brutal power that…

Vincent Rapide motorcycle

The latest motorcycle to be wheeled into the studio of French master photographers Guerry & Prat is this 1951 Vincent Rapide. And it suits their…

The “new” Vincent Black Shadow

In October 2002, a press release made motorcycle enthusiasts around the world sit up with a jolt. It announced the return of Vincent, one of…

2009 Barber Vintage Festival Auction

The annual classic motorcycle auction in Birmingham, Alabama, often throws up something interesting. In 2006, it was a 1913 Flying Merkel that sold for a…