50 years of the motorcycle could outrun the fastest production car of that time — Jaguar XJ120
Auction house Bonhams sold a motorcycle Vincent Black Lightning, which is considered to be one of the first Superbikes in the world, 929, 000 dollars.
This made it the most expensive motorcycle ever to go under the hammer. Only from 1948 to 1952, the company from Hertfordshire has released thirty copies Black Lightning.
Vincent Black Lightning is built on the basis of another successful model, the Black Shadow, but was lighter (163 vs 208 pounds) and more powerful than him (the output of the motor increased from 56 to 71 horsepower).
In 50-ies he was able to outrun the fastest production car of that time — Jaguar XJ120, speeding over 196 miles per hour. In addition, the same model was set a speed record at Bonneville. Sold the motorcycle well-known fact that in 1953 racer Jack eret set a new Australian speed record is 228 kilometers per hour.
In 2016 the British branch of the Prop shop Store auctioned a motorcycle that was involved in the filming of the movie “the Dark knight” and “the Dark knight: the legend”. The bike is built on a unique chassis designed on special order. Body panels made of fiberglass. Price — 80 000 pounds.
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