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October 14, 2004

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Patrick L. Reilly

It was not George Clooney as Batman that enticed Robin to stay on with the Black Lightening. It was Val Kilmer as Batman in the 1995 movie Batman Forever.

Patrick L. Reilly, Ph.D.
Principal Engineer
Lead Patent Strategist
INtel Corporation

Jack

I love Vincent machines.

Richard Thompson wrote that song and sings it better than anyone but I believe it is the Del McCoury Band that does the bluegrass version.

Pual D Stevens

Trying to find out when radial mounted brakes were first invented for motorcycles

Greg A. Wilson

What would the approximate value of a Vincent Black Lightning be at the present time, if one was placed on the market, in pristine condition?

KYLE B SCHALOW, OWNER METRIC AND DOMESTIC CYCLES LLC

ALL HAIL ROLLIR FREED! HE IS A LEGEND! AND A HERO.

A Black Lightning sells according to provenance. Prices will range from a low of $200,000 to a high of $350,000 US, more, if someone REALLY wants the bike. Keep in mind there are fakes out there & some bikes had more than one engine.
Alyn Vincent

Stephen Hawkings

Funny that anyone would feel the need to sign anything in such a fashion haha:

Patrick L. Reilly, Ph.D.
Principal Engineer
Lead Patent Strategist
INtel Corporation

Get a grip douchebag.

Neil

I think you will find that an American bike called the Flying Merkel was the first with full rear suspension in something like 1908!
However I happen to think that Vinnies were the best bikes ever made and for me the best looking too.
Neil UK

Neil

I have just found aphoto of a Merkel with a sprung rear end at this site:
http://theflyingmerkel.com/ogphotos/photo05.htm

Neil

Another interesting bit of trivia, is that initially P. Vincent kept the HRD (Howard R. Davies) logo but when selling in America people thought that it was some sort of special Harley Davidson (the common misconception being that the R stood for "Racing") so he changed the company name to Vincent to avoid this confusion.

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