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    Rumor has it that there will be 4 prototype Barney Li Vincents will be auctioned at Bohnams Quail.

    What do you guys think of these? I was/am torn...confused...about why they chose the Honda heart for such an iconic machine.

    What do you think they will fetch? 20-50-100K?
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    Torn? Confused? Yeah, me too.

    I'm in one of my glass half empty moods.

    It's all crap. Chr*st, talk about badge engineering/brand marketing.

    They'll fetch a 100k.

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    Torn? Confused? Yeah, me too.

    I'm in one of my glass half empty moods.

    It's all crap. Chr*st, talk about badge engineering/brand marketing.

    They'll fetch a 100k.

    Cheers

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    I had to resort to a Google search; is this what we're talking about?



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    I had to resort to a Google search; is this what we're talking about?



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    proportions look funky...

    squashed or stretched or something....

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    proportions look funky...

    squashed or stretched or something....

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    - well, there ya\' go -

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    The reality is it has nothing to do with a Vincent. Li owned the name. Vincents died 55 years ago. Nothing, absolutely nothing, can bring them back.
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    The reality is it has nothing to do with a Vincent. Li owned the name. Vincents died 55 years ago. Nothing, absolutely nothing, can bring them back.
    Don\'t cry because its over. Smile because it happened

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    I don't think it is all brand engineering and badge marketing, so cool your jets leo. I think it has become too complex for motorcycle makers to produce their own engines on startup bikes what with emissions and consumer expectations being what they are and all.

    Barney Li was pretty into his vincents, and the bikes he planned for production, though not my cup of tea, were really interesting designs full of a lot of innovations bent on capturing the riding spirit of a vincent with new components. I think the RC51 engine was a good choice for this kind of project, and he must have had someone at honda believe in him because Honda rarely gives out engine supplier contracts these days.

    unless you are building 100% spot on replicas of 50s bikes the new ones are not going to be old vincents, but maybe that was the point. They don't exactly look like harleys or any other kind of crusier either. They look like useful motorcycles with lots of power.
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