Vincent HRD Series B Rapide: history, specs, pictures

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Vincent HRD Series B Rapide
Manufacturer
Production 1946 - 1951
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 84.0mm x 90.0mm
Top Speed 110 mph (177 km/h)
Horsepower 43.99 HP (32.8 KW) @ 5500RPM
Fuel System carburetor. amal
Transmission Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: gilder fork with coil over shock
Rear: triangulated swingarm with coil over shocks
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Wheelbase 55.51 inches (1410 mm)
Weight 206.4 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual


The Vincent HRD Series B Rapide was a v2, four-stroke standard produced by Vincent HRD between 1946 and 1951. It could reach a top speed of 110 mph (177 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 43.99 HP (32.8 KW) @ 5500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 84.0mm bore x 90.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 998.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Chassis[edit]

Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a gilder fork with coil over shock while the rear was equipped with a triangulated swingarm with coil over shocks. The wheelbase was 55.51 inches (1410 mm) long.