I found this picture of a Ducent which is the opposite of the Vincati. That means a Ducati engine in a Vincent frame. This also gave me the idea to collect and cluster a few pictures about oddities or in general freaky stuff with the Vincent theme in mind.
Post war Vincent motorcycles production has been discontinued for more than 55 years; this a very long period of time during which, I guess, any Vincent conversion imaginable has been drawn on the corner of tablecloth and even built. However, today only a few of them can really pass the thumb-up test. Among these one can mention The Egli and The Norvin as well as some historic racers that became legendary such Marty Dickerson’s Bonneville bike. This are presented in other folders.
However we forget that in the 60s, many bikes finished in parts and bits either because of wear, crash, disinterest or complete lack of value at a period of time unlike today. After being torn down, many inportant elements like the UFM or RFM were lost and crossbreeding was a cheap way to put the bike on wheel again. So for some longtime Vincent enthusiasts which believe that “one Vincent modified is one Vincent lost”, it can trigger a feeling of offense, for less radical enthusiasts it would be skepticism, depending where you stand in the Vincent community. Let’s you decide if it worth it and perhaps sometimes it will even make you smile…
This folder will include also everything “freaky” about Vincent including what you would not expect Vincent to have manufactured like water scooter, industrial 2 stroke engines, lifeboat engines, drone engines; just thinking how much resources and money the company has sunk into these projects make me dream that this energy channeled on their core motorcycle business could have save the company