From the Blog BIKE EXIF .... a very nicely built custom Vincent Black Lightning by Jeff Decker of
.... Hippodrome Studio fame ...
This bike has generated a lot of controversy in the world of classic bike fans and especially Vincent purists.
Personally ... I see no problem with taking ANY machine and improving it. And, this custom is actually as much a salvage project made from a load of disparate junk yard parts. It never was a Vincent ... until Jeff put it together ... and that makes it as much a Decker as it is a Vincent in my opinion.
My personal take on any motorcycle leans toward how functional it is as a potential rider and what limitations or compromises have been made of style over substance. To be fair ... this bike was not built with my preferences in mind. But, I cannot help thinking about and imagining what the riding experience would be like.
In terms of creating motorized rolling ART ... Jeff has obviously succeded in expressing himself very effectively.