Bill of Churchtown pops up again with a topic after my own heart:
The 60’s and 70’s saw the Triton, a Triumph motor in a Norton frame. This combination resulted in a superior handling machine with a reliable motor.
The 90’s saw young men taking wrecked Japanese sport bikes and converting them into Hooligan or Street Fighters by removing the broken bodywork, adding higher handlebars, and fabricating whatever components were needed. This was especially popular in the UK. The resurrected Triumph motorcycle company in Hinkley build it’s current reputation on the Speed Triple, a factory version of such a machine.
The Vincati is an especially rare creature as there are only 7 in the world. Six are in Australia and the seventh is in the United States. At its heart lies a Vincent engine, a motor renowned for power and reliability from a British company that failed in 1955. The chassis and other running gear is from a Ducati, an Italian marquis famed for superb handling and performance.
Several years ago ‘Big Sid’ Biberman, famed Vincent tuner, was a dying man with no will to live. Until his son suggested building a Vincati. And so they did.
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