For sale in Australia, one of the 12 very rare RTVs that were built at the end of the 1990s. Four were assembled at the factory during the time that RTV was operated, and eight–including this one–were built from scratch after bankruptcy with the remaining inventory. Based on the engine serial number (000-12E), this one may be the last one.

The bike was purchased new in 2002 by the current owner from Union Jack Motorcycles in Melbourne Australia and it has been stored since new, having only done 106 road kms. Registered as a 1975 Egli Solo and it can be titled in many countries (check with your local department of transport what 1975 regulation translates as requirement).

Promoted as RTV 1200 Black Widow, this bike was rather built as a TPV with TPV logo but Terry Prince was not involved in the assembly. More details about the RTV story can be found pages 291-294 of Vincent Motorcycles – The Untold Story since 1946.

The RTV engine is very characteristic compared to the stock Vincent with a primary transmission case that contours the 12v alternator.

Owner has the original documentation and specifications that came with the bike:
Engine displacement is 1200cc in a classic 50° V-Twin Vincent configuration, but no Vincent logo are casted on the engine.
Electric Start
5-Speed Transmission
41mm Paioli Inverted Forks
Ohlin’s mono shock
Dymag 3 Spoke Wheels
Twin Brembo Front Brakes
Single Brembo Rear Brake
Dry Weight 190kg
Power 90ps @ 6500rpm
Max Speed 225kph

Offers around AU$85,000* – contact Ron at

* This makes about $59,000, 52,500 Euros and 46,000 GBP

106 original kms since new
This bike may be the last RTV built, but for sure it is the last of the batch of 12 engines built either during RTV time or later when the inventory was sold.

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