The Black Falcon. A Modern Vincent Bike With Pedigree (Part 2)

In this video, builder Ian Barry explains his new creation the “Black Falcon” (see former post). The third in a series of 10, the Black Falcon by Falcon Motorcycles is based on a 1952 Vincent Black Shadow engine with almost all other parts being handmade and “re-thought.”

15 Responses to “The Black Falcon. A Modern Vincent Bike With Pedigree (Part 2)”

  1. 1 Horseman May 12th, 2011 at 7:51 am


  2. 2 Darin Maltsberger - Instructor@MTI May 12th, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Incredible craftsmanship! Awesome project.

  3. 3 Luis May 12th, 2011 at 9:14 am

    The quail should be fun!

  4. 4 Kirk Perry May 12th, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I thought a knuckle was the most expensive bike to build from ground up. Reckon not.

    Designed to be adjusted without the use of a wrench goes one-step further than Harleys “wrench it yourself” design.

    “Building a Britt Vincent requires restraint”. I like that.

    And a beautiful woman with a lyrical voice. Nice.

  5. 5 Dave Blevins May 12th, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Very nicely done.

  6. 6 Boss Hawg May 17th, 2011 at 9:25 am


    Boss Hawg

  7. 7 Barry Brown May 17th, 2011 at 10:09 am

    great job, but would have loved to have heard it run and see it in action.

  8. 8 JT May 17th, 2011 at 11:26 am

    One sexy machine!

  9. 9 Keith Stone & Kiki May 17th, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    WOW,,,,,, really stunning ! ! I bet its even better in person !!!!! AWESOME !

    If this has been discussed before just ignore this next bit: Who is financing this crew? What do they do with the first two now this new bike? What is there plan with ten bikes at this caliber? Ten years and ten bikes? Why? Are they being built all for a sheik and this is all they do, each year at a time? It seams they have tons of money, money is no object for employees, parts, press, Etc…..
    Where is the money coming from and being built for who ? 3-5K working man hours, five employees working on the bike, very expensive parts, great video press, great print press, Etc.. Etc….. money ???????????????? After the ten bikes are built, what is there ‘master plan’ ? I feel anyone that builds this type bike one after another, at a year a pop, and has a ten year plan will have a master plan, what is it? So what’s up behind the awesome bike / PRESS / HYPE ?

    Awesome bike

  10. 10 Kirk Perry May 17th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Living Theater on a grand scale. The simply exist on that level in a cocoon of mechanical happiness. Bravo!
    Now there’s an episode. Divide a shop/studio into 3rds.,and put OCC, J. James and these guys together and all hurl insults at each other from across the room.
    Or stories of exploits, like how the contained fire in Lucas® wiring broke out of it’s protective plastic covering and attacked the terminal box. There’d be some yuks when you get 3 builder’s under one roof.

    See which camp can out dazzle the other one, to eventually draw them across shop boundaries to goon on polished Britt aluminum and ask questions.

  11. 11 J P Davino May 18th, 2011 at 12:47 am

    I know I + A at Falcon. Magazine and newspaper coverage is free not paid for, they make their videos themselves with friends, they don’t pay for them to get made, and the bikes are funded by customers that buy them. They sell their motorcycle parts and other products online to all over the world, and work their tush’s off. Ian’s wife does their “PR” which consists of talking with press that is interested in them, she doesn’t get paid for it like Ian, she cares and does it for that reason. They’ve both taken loans to get the company started just like most people who start small businesses. So far their three motorcycle customers have been three young (30s-40s) american guys, no sheiks in sight, not that there’s anything wrong with sheiks. Comparing them to OCC or Jesse James building a different corporate bike per episode is hysterical, I’m not sure what else to say about that one.

  12. 12 dom choppers syndicate May 18th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Falcon is the best it’s my fav!!!

  13. 13 nuno maroco May 18th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    In a scale 0-10, i give an 11. Incredible bike, congrats to the builders.

  14. 14 BIG SEAN May 18th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    absolutely amazing!

  15. 15 TodT May 19th, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Yeah, that is one beautiful machine. I wish I could go and see it in person…the level of detail must be amazing.

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