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