1951 Vincent HRD Series B Rapide


1951 Vincent HRD Series B Rapide Pictures
The HRD Series B Rapide's 50-degree V-twin doubled as a structural frame member
The HRD Series B Rapide's 50-degree V-twin doubled as a structural frame member

The 1951 Vincent HRD Series B Rapide motorcycle, like all Vincent HRDs, was known for quality construction and a high price.

The triangulated swingarm compressed twin shocks mounted below the saddle.
The unique rear taillight featured a "Stop" insignia.
The speedometer was situated above the handlebars, while other gauges were located within the top of the headlight.
Depicted on this postcard circa 1950 is Roland R. Free running a Vincent Black Shadow on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats. His speed was 148-150 mph.

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