I have owned this Vincent since 1967. It is the last of six Vincents I have owned and the last motorcycle from my collection of British bikes which included Ariels, Triumphs, BSA, etc. I am now almost 84 years old, it's time to let someone else appreciate it. It is a series C with a 1955 D engine.
Year 2008 Manufacturer Aprilia Model Scarabeo 500 ie Engine Type Single cylinder, four stroke, SOHC Engine Displacement 460 cc Bore Stroke 92 x 69 mm Cooling Liquid cooled Compression Ratio 10.5:1 Fuel System Electronic fuel injection Ignition Electronic CDI ignition with automatic timing Starting System Electric Transmission Automatic variator Final Drive Gearbox Rake Trail NA Seat Height 30.71in Wheelbase 60.43in Front Suspension 40 mm hydraulic fork. Wheel travel 4in Rear Suspension Two double acting shock absorbers with 4 spring preload settings. Wheel travel 3.94in Front Brake Twin 260 mm stainless steel discs.