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I had known this bike was being created but this was the first time I'd seen it in the flesh. It's a guy in the local Norton club who has, ahem, several Vincents, was building this Vincati. If I recall correctly he said that he didn't touch the Vincent frame so it should be completely revertible. It's a mid-90s Ducati 900SS engine with the rear head reversed (no easy task). It still has a little work but it sounds awesome. Of course he was the only one to ride to the club meeting due to the sporadic showers. :mrgreen:

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UoVhkHX5D4[/video]
 
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Something looks wrong !!

Aside from reversing the rear head, an inexpensive way to re-engine a Classic.
But, hate to say this again, after all that work, it just doesn't look right.

Also hate to say this, but has anyone tried a Buell engine in one ?
45 degrees is pretty close to 47 & 1/2 degrees... (is it ?)

Few Vincati's out there, when you google.
Variety is the spice of life...
 
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Yeah, they dont't look too bad when going the other way, Ducati frame, Vincent engine. Still,to my eye they look less appealing than either the Ducati or the Vincent. Going this way, with the Duck engine in the Vincent frame is even more odd looking somehow, I agree with Rohan.
 

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Not to mention the suspension and brakes. A lot has improved since before the war :shock:
 
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It's a postwar Vincent rolling chassis. Perfectly comfortable for a three thousand mile one week trip, just did one on that setup this summer, but with Vincent motor fitted. Of interest, I know the owner of this bike. He told me that his standard Vincent twin is considerably faster than this 900 ss Vincent setup. That surprised me.

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my first reaction was abject horror...then i read the part about the guy owing several Vincents...now i just think he's somewhere laughing his ass off at how appalled everyone is. I'm sure he'll put it back after he tires of making people want to vomit.
 
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worntorn said:
It's a postwar Vincent rolling chassis. Perfectly comfortable for a three thousand mile one week trip, just did one on that setup this summer, but with Vincent motor fitted. Of interest, I know the owner of this bike. He told me that his standard Vincent twin is considerably faster than this 900 ss Vincent setup. That surprised me.

Glen
I would think that a Vincent is a lot tourquier, thus feeling faster.
 
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When he takes the 900 Ducati motor out and replaces the Vincent motor, can I have the rear turned around head from the Ducati?
The Ducati motor is wrong in that bike,,,,
 
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speirmoor said:
Is it two front cylinders I wonder?
Yes, I think that's correct. I think he said the oil passageways are different front to rear so that took some careful mods.
 
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I once saw a race bike in a shop which had a 7R AJS motor in a Manx frame, tanks, gearbox and wheels. I almost bought it for the bits. However they wanted $25,000 for it. I like Billy Joel's Vinrago better than this Vincati. At least it uses Japanese throwaway parts.
 

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My mother said "If you can't say something nice, don't say it at all." This time, I'll do what she said.
 
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The worst aspect of it, is that it looks as though it is built right, and I have to grudgingly admit it is OK. Using those valuable parts in that way is a bit bad though. It is not the price of them, it is their intrinsic value, especially when used as originally intended.
 
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