Innovation can be a risky flightpath. Just ask Chrysler about the 1935 Airstream, light years ahead of its time but an abject sales failure. Or Kaiser, whose 1954 Manhattan’s supercharger and advanced padded safety interior couldn’t save the company from insolvency. Or British bike maker Vincent, with its full-bodied Black Knight. Based on the successful 998cc Rapide, the Black Knight (and its sibling the Black Prince, based on the high-spec Black Shadow) turned out to be Vincent’s last gasp too.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/01/11/black-knight