Friday, January 02, 2009

Irving Vincent - revisited

Check out the relative size of the Irving Vincent against what appears to be a Ducati 1098 at last year's AHRMA Battle of the Twins race at Daytona. The Vincent, operated by Craig McMartin, took the win on the 2nd day.

A 4-valve head is in development and may appear in this year's Daytona race. This engine has dyno'd at 180 hp and 140 ft lbs. of torque.

How about a race involving?: BMW HP2 Sport
vs. Guzzi MGS-01 vs. Irving Vincent vs. Wakan

Why does the BoT not get the proper coverage it deserves?

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This is a great hot rod in a fantastically tiny package....

Air Cooled, Two Valve, Push Rod, 50º V-Twin Displacement 1600cc
Bore 100mm Stroke 100mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1

Final Drive Chain
Primary Drive – Gear
Clutch – Multi Plate Wet
5 Speed Constant Mesh


Frame Type – Vincent Oil Tank Fabricated Spine
Frame with Triangulated Swing Arm
Suspension – Front Ohlins 43mm USD Forks
– Rear Ohlins Single Shock
Wheels – Front Dymag 17 x 3 ½
– Rear Dymag 17 x 6
Brakes – Front 320mm AP Racing 4 Piston Calipers
– Rear 225mm AP Racing 2 Piston Calipers

(385 lbs.)

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1 comment:

coho said...

BoT doesn't get the coverage it deserves because the sheer visceral joy of two coffee can sized cylinders smiting out the foot-pounds by the shitpotfull just off idle is disdained and misunderstood by the MaxHorsepower/16K RPM crowd (who purchase many, many, bikes based solely on spec-sheet HP and Bold! New! Graphics!).