1949 Indian-Vincent Factory Prototype to go on display in Vegas Bonhams

1949 Indian-Vincent Factory Prototype to go on display in Vegas Bonhams

If you didn’t know, the 1949 Indian-Vincent Factory Prototype is about to go on display in the Bonhams’ seventh annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction. As quoted from sources, the prototype is a blend of the then-branded Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company and Vincent HD, and only one of two produced. Both bikes were created in 1948 between Ralph Rogers and Philip Vincent.

“The singular Indian-Vincent combined the exceptionally fast and desirable Series C Rapide engine and components with Indian frame and electrics, and employed several distinctions aimed at US riders, such as high handlebars, additional lights, crashbars and converted left-side gearshift. The prototype was personally taken by Phil Vincent later that year to Australia, where it has remained most its life.”

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