Video of Russell Wright and Bob Burns Making a Record Run on a Vincent Black Lightning

Russel Wright and Bob Burns saddled up on a Vincent Black Lightning to set a Motorcycle Land Speed record in 1955 in Swannanoa New Zealand. Ultimately, they achieved both the solo and the sidecar records.

Then Vic Willoughby took the outfit for a run on Pendine Sands.

The record was set in 1955 on a near standard Vincent which achieved 185mph.

We’re not going much faster now….

 

Click here to view the embedded video.

Click here to view the embedded video.

 

The photos of the stripped down Black Lightning in the gallery below are by Horst from a bike created and idealized by Jeff Decker, and you can read the full story of how he made the perfect Vincent Black Lightning here…

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