Vincent Rapide twin 1952 Elec Start

Delightful Rapide twin with BTH Magneto and Electric start

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We are delighted to offer for sale this wonderful Vincent Rapide twin that has been lightly modified for comfort and reliability. Owned by its last custodian for 32 years during which time he was fortunate enough to cover all but 3000 miles of the 49k on the clock and to help make it a little easier various upgrades like the Grossett Electric start, BTH Magneto and car alternator were added.

You may also notice the D type independent saddle and higher bars to make the riding position and comfort much more user friendly. Of course all of these modifications could be undone if you wanted a more standard machine and in particular the bars and saddle could be put back quite easily making it visually more correct should you wish. If you look a little deeper then you may spot other little gems like the Vokes air cleaners which are a highly sought after part.

The engine has recently undergone a full engine rebuild with ultrasonically cleaned crank cases with new bearings, new oil pump all fitted by Bob Culver along with New Barrels and forged Omega pistons at 7.3:1, New guides in Colisbro, New Valves, New Garry Robinson Mk 1 cams and new rocker bushes and pins so it is ready for the next owner to take on its next 50'000 miles