Monday, October 25, 2010

Vincent Grey Flash by Nicholas Biebuyck


By our guest contributor Nicholas Biebuyck

The Vincent Grey Flash (advertised with the slogan "By Black Lightning out of Comet") was a racing motorcycle manufactured by the Stevenage firm between 1949 and 1952. Weighing approximately 150 kg and with around 35 bhp from it's 499cc single cylinder power plant, it was capable of 115 mph and gave John Surtees some of his earliest racing victories when he was a 16 year old apprentice at the Vincent works. Only 31 Flashes were produced according to the factory records, many are now non original due to modifications that have been made during there racing history, and there are some standard Comets that have been modified to Grey Flash specification. - Nicholas


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