For us, E.V. stands for "Egli-Vincent"… not "Electric Vehicles"!
Author: Philippe Guyony
The Vincent was of course not my first motorcycle, but rather a slow maturation process, which started in 1982 when a friend of mine offered me the opportunity to ride his Rapide for a few miles. I was student at that time, and in fact, it took me 12 long years to afford the acquisition of my own 1948 Rapide Series B.
Since, I have own many other V-Twins of any kind, including a 1951 C Black Shadow, but the Egli-Vincent became to me like an obviousness, or at least, the motorcycle that suited me the best.
Even today, although I love all British Classics, she remains for me the ultimate motorcycle, the one I would have if I had to keep only one. My wish is to be able to convey this passion to you through these pages dedicated to the Egli-Vincent and more widely to the Fast Vincent.