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Widow Jane: A custom Vincent Rapide from Keino Cycles

Widow Jane: A custom Vincent Rapide from Keino Cycles

Widow Jane: A custom Vincent Rapide from Keino Cycles
Vincent is one of the most hallowed names in motorcycling. The original company only operated for 27 years, but that short time was enough to create some of the world’s most desirable motorcycles.

Not surprisingly, we don’t often see custom Vincents: They’re rare, and they sell for a fortune at auction. So when we heard that Keino Sasaki was working on one in his Brooklyn workshop, our ears pricked up.

Widow Jane: A custom Vincent Rapide from Keino Cycles
This beautiful machine—a ‘resto-mod’ in the finest sense of the word—is actually a mongrel with a pedigree. It’s technically a Rapide, but a conglomeration of different parts from different years.

Keino suspects that the rear frame and swingarm are from a 1948 bike, and the front end is from somewhere between 1951 and 1953.…

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