Custom motorcycle Vincent, built 2019-2020.
The undercarriage is completely invented and made by Golubchikov, except, perhaps, the tires and shock absorber.
The pads for the homemade caliper are also original, the base is cut out with a laser, the pads are made of friction pads.
Phil Vincent (1908 – 1979) was a British motorcycle designer and manufacturer. The founder of Vincent Motorcycles. His projects have influenced the development of motorcycles around the world. Phil Vincent made the world's first sports bikes and put a lot into the power and speed characteristics of his motorcycles.
All motorcycle fasteners (bolts and nuts) are made of stainless steel. Each nut on a motorcycle has a blind welded shape.
Vincent made motorcycles for both civilian and military use. The ideology is familiar to us from the "Urals" and "Dnepr". These motorcycles should be repaired without the help of mechanics in the field with a minimum set of tools and improvised means.
The work of Zillers Motorcycles was properly evaluated. At the Moscow Custom&Tuning Show, this gorgeous motorcycle won first place in the Freestyle class by a large margin. In the fall of 2019, Vincent went to a Grand custom show in Yokohama, where the entire color of Asian and global customizing is gathered. Won 2 main prizes - for The Most Complex and The Most Detailed Work.
It took us one year of work to create this project. For our company, this is more than a motorcycle, it is a love and desire passion and willingness to surprise and create something new by putting all your strength into it.
The motorcycle is based on a replica engine from the 1950 Vincent HRD motorcycle. Unlike the original, the replica has an increased volume from 1000 CC to 1200 CC and an increased compression ratio.
Despite the perfection of all the details, this motorcycle has one unquestionably main node around which everything else was created. We are talking about the engine, of course.
The engine was assembled by an English company. This beautiful engine was bought in 2012 and was waiting for it's glory moment for seven years.
In the Spring 2018, our workshop decided to create a custom motorcycle around it in order to show the workshop's capabilities at Russian and foreign custom shows, and further participate in the World Customizing Championship.
Sometimes, the beauty of the original motorcycles suffered in favor of speed. Therefore, we made the main sight in the construction of the motorcycle on the purity of lines and visually correct geometry. We always put interesting technical solutions in the construction of our custom bikes. We have designed and manufactured absolutely all elements of the motorcycle.
The main materials for creating all the elements were aluminum and stainless steel. The highlight of this project are the wheels with brake discs and calipers integrated in the center of the wheel.
A copy of the 1954 Vincent Black Shadow engine decorated the interior for several years, until the owners decided that Dmitry Golubchikov would be able to make a decent setting for such a diamond.
One of the many British motor manufacturers in the past appeared 11 years before the Second world war and stoped 11 years after. You can't buy such an engine in a store. It has been made to order for several years. These engines are suitable for driving, in Europe they are put on motorcycles and roll thousands of kilometers.
Business card of the motor-covers turnkey plumbing size. Below them were windows for checking and adjusting valves, procedures that had to be performed very frequently on the Vincent.
Another cover provides quick access to adjust the clutch. The engine is structurally the same, sometimes even used original parts. The working volume is increased by 1200 cm3 and the combustion chambers are adapted to modern gasoline.
Therefore, the nuts and bolts are a minimum number of sizes to be controlled by a small "family".
Due to the width of the caliper disk, it was necessary to narrow down, which caused some difficulties.
The front suspension is a Duolever with a slightly modified shock absorber location and lever operation scheme.
Brake fluid enters the caliper through a complex system of tubes, hoses, and cavities.
In order to keep two identical levers on the steering wheel, a system was made that, when the lever is pressed, transmits the force to the front brake cylinder, which is also located under the left foot.
The front and rear brake cylinders are located under the pilot's left foot, and if the rear brake cylinder is controlled by a standard foot push on the lever, then the construction of the front mechanism is much more complicated.
Vincent is notable not only for its masterly chassis, but also for its very rare engine.
There are two aluminium tanks, one for oil and one for petrol with some electronic parts hidden between them.
The kickstarter foot is made by hand from a bar "Bulgarian". Its length was set experimentally to be minimal, but sufficient for kick starting the engine.
The pre-assembled exhaust consists of six parts that are inserted into each other without screeds.
Stainless steel composite frame, pipe to pipe. The brake and clutch cables are hidden in it.