If the invitation says “black tie” and you still insist on riding, this would be a great choice, a 1948 Vincent Series B Rapide that has all the right stuff and presents itself very well. If modern motorcycles leave you wanting something more, let your eyes wander over the lines and curves of of a bike designed to put everything on display. The engine is, to my eye, one of the best looking motorcycle engines ever, with performance that, in its day, made it the envy of every other marque.
This one has a few modifications to improve performance and reliability, so you can ride it with confidence without the need of a well stocked chase vehicle to get you home. Every now and then, someone parts with one of these and if you’re one of those with deep enough pockets and a place in your garage reserved for something really special, here’s your chance.
1948 Vincent Series B Rapide on eBay