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Series "A" 1935-39
Comet Special (1937):
Series "B" 1946-49
rendering of B Rapide
Meteor: no photo currently available
Series "C" 1949 - 54
Comet Touring Model:
The Rapide is the "slowest" of their V-type twins at 110 mph (the Black
Shadow is listed as being able to do 125 mph and the Black Lightning at
150 mph). The machine has a number of outstanding features such as
the Girdraulic front fork and triangulated rear springing. Girdraulics
provide exceptional lateral rigidity and freedom from front end twist under
hard braking, unlike telescopic forks used on lesser contemporary machines.
Engine: 998cc, 45 bhp, compression ratio 6.7:1, Bore and Stroke
84mm x 90mm. Twin cylinder, OHV, air-cooled, enclosed push-rod operated
valves. Cast iron cylinder liner shrunk into finned alumunim alloy
Lubrication: Dry sump, double acting rotary plunger pump.
Carburators: Twin Amal standard side-float type 276, zero degree float
Ignition: Fibre pinion driven Lucas magneto, KVF 50 degree
Petrol capacity: 3 3/4 gallons, pressed steel tank, twin taps.
Dropped rear of tank to catch water or dirt.
Oil Capacity: 6 pints. Oil tank forms upper frame member.
Brakes: Four internal expanding 7" dia.
Suspension: Hydraulically damped front and rear.
Saddle: Feridax Dunlopillo dual seat
Instruments: Smith's 3" chronometric speedo, 120 mph.
Maximum speed: 110-115 mph.
Rapide, Standard Model:
(Tim Watkins has mounted non-standard 5" speedo)
Rapide Touring Model:Andy
Hopkins' Touring Rapide ( Large files)
( high quality larger image)'51
(365K - very large file of Shadow bars and related bits)
SERIES D: 1955 (F10AB/2/10588
Open D Rapide:D
Warr's Black Prince
Racing Vincent Motorcycles
Choppers and Customs:
John Caraway's Norvin
David Stein's Norvin
Aircraft Drone engine.
It is the intent to list info on each model and
a picture of each. If you have a good picture of any of these models please
send it in. We will use it as a representative of the model. Please send
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