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Bajaj owns trademark to Vincent title within the UK | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Indian manufacturing big, Bajaj Auto, owns the rights to the Vincent title within the UK. This transfer beckons to a future the place a manufacturing bike bearing the Vincent badge will not be too distant. 

Bajaj owns trademark to the Vincent title, however not in every single place

It has not too long ago come to mild that Bajaj grew to become the proprietor of the title ‘Vincent’ within the UK in 2017. The corporate has made no announcement of this since, or revealed what it plans to do with this. Vincent was as soon as a revered bike model that made legendary bikes just like the Black Shadow, which was the quickest bike on the planet throughout its time.

It shouldn’t come as a shock as many massive producers are shopping for iconic previous bike manufacturers, and bringing them again to life. An ideal instance of that is TVS buying British model Norton, in 2020. 

Whereas Bajaj does personal a trademark to the Vincent title within the UK, on our shores, it’s owned by David M. Holden. Not an entire lot is thought about this individual and it stays to be seen whether or not Bajaj is ready to purchase the rights in India, and subsequently, launch Vincent-badged bikes right here sooner or later.

Vincent: a short historical past

Vincent, like many different British and Italian bike makers of the 20th century, has a troubled however storied previous and has been resurrected by a bigger conglomerate lately. From 1928 to 1955, Vincent was owned and managed by Phil Vincent who purchased an organization by the title of HRD, and produced 500-1,000cc bikes. Roland “Rollie” Free famously set a land velocity file aboard a Vincent Black Lightning in 1948 mendacity face-down and carrying only a bathing swimsuit. 

After Vincent went bankrupt and shut store, a number of makes an attempt had been made by a number of corporations, however none of them managed to make it stick. Some noteworthy makes an attempt embrace Vincent engines being fitted to Norton frames and referred to as “Norvin”. A number of engineers tried to revive the title with a restricted run of fashions, however finally, all these fizzled into nothingness. 

With the rising recognition of neo-retro machines from storied manufacturers of yesteryear, whereas sporting completely fashionable componentry, the Vincent title might need its finest likelihood but at being resurrected yet another time.

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