The original Egli-Vincent design was so successful and the demand so high that numerous workshops started to make their own replicas. Reasons are three fold: the easiness to reproduce the original concept, no IP/Trademark registered by Fritz Egli and a UK regulation that enabled widely prototypes registration (IVA).

The list of British workshops having built Egli style frames at a point is fairly long

  • Eric Cheney (production discontinued)
  • Sprint by Denis and then Trevor Smith (production discontinued)
  • CTG by Cyril Malem (production discontinued)
  • Spondon (production discontinued)
  • Andy Sidlow (unsure of status as not operating as official shop)
  • Phil Cotton (currently operation and owner of the Egli and NorVin brands in the UK)
  • CGA Fabrications (currently operating)

As of today, along with John Mossey who propose complete replicas (see specific page) Colin Taylor also build Egli frames for all kind of power plants. The Vincent of course but also Laverda, Ducati, MV and Moto Guzzi.

On the other side of earth Ken McIntosh has been proposing also frames for the Vincent twin.

Philippe Guyony © 2013-2016

Cyryl Malem in his workshop has assembled 50 Egli-Vincent replicas.
Cyril Malem in his workshop at Ferndown in the UK. (Document Classic Bike)
An CTG-Vincent built by Cyril Malem.
A CTG-Vincent 1000
The 1330 SuperLight One of the last Egli-Vincent assembled by Cyril Malem before he retired.
This 1330 Super Light was built by Phil Cotton.
Colin preparing a bike for her first road laps after restoration. Note that the pipes are under the seat.
Colin Taylor preparing a bike for her first road laps after restoration. Note that the pipes are under the seat.
This bike was own by Francois Grosset, the frame was made by Smith Engineering and the engine built on Vincent - DRAT crankcases. Nickname is "Snakli" due to the tortuous pipes.
This bike was own by Francois Grosset, the frame was made by Smith Engineering and the engine built on Vincent – DRAT crankcases. Nickname is “Snakli” due to the tortuous pipes.
SMITH MANUFACTURING This bike belongs to Pierre Emile B, a Frenchman a.k.a. Pierli. Pierli knew this bike for a long time and when the owner, which just acquired a Kawasaki 900 Z, decided to sell it, Pierli jumped on the opportunity despite the poor condition of the engine. This Black Shadow was around for years and transformed in a Norvin after a crash in 1976. Quickly the engine was shipped to Conway Motors to be rebuilt but Pierli did not really like the Norton rolling frame and decided to pay a visit to Fritz Egli. Unfortunately Fritz confirmed that he had stopped the manufacture of frames for Vincent and advised him to contact "Sprint Manufacturing" which was making replicas. After a quick trip to England and back with the frame, swinging arm, tank, Ceriani and Racing Fontana 4 cams which was lately exchanged for this one. Freely translated from Patrick Douki post. © Patrick Douki Photography
Smith Engineering. © Patrick Douki Photography
This bike is located in Holland and John Nienhuis mentions that he believed has been built locally as he also know a sister-bike.
A Spondon-Vincent
McIntosh is focussing on racing. He mede a (few) frame for racing Vincent inspired by the Egli frame. This picture was taken in 1985.
McIntosh is focussing on racing. He made a (few) frame for racing Vincent inspired by the Egli frame after having built his own racer from a frame made in the UK. This picture was taken in 1985.

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