HARRIS VINCENT GALLERY is an incorporated business devoted to the on-line sales of the finest of European motorcycles, trophies, out of print books and magazines, original and limited edition motorcycle art, rare Vincent racing parts and more. Simply put, HVG intends to offer the legends of classic motorcycling to the buyer who shops on-line, wants his items to be available now and not years from now and enjoys the convenience of purchasing and receiving the genuine articles from a recognized source.
Several years ago, the idea occurred to my wife, Karen, that some buyers want to enjoy owning and riding the top motorcycles in the world, but do not have the time or energy to spend finding one, locating a restorer specializing in that brand and then waiting on the list for two or three years before the restoration began. Motorcycles are all about fun and fun delayed for too long is no longer any fun.
Buyers need a source for not just the motorcycles, but the icons and images that remind them of their passion for motorcycles. Customers have no time to track down a person somewhere in the world who might own one, just call up a site and buy it. For this, HVG does not need 10,000 customers. It would only need 100 or so good, motorcycle-crazy customers who appreciate the real thing.
Thus, HVG is not for everyone. We are not for the buyer who wants a Triumph Bonneville. We are not for the buyer who has a limited budget for everything he buys. We are not for the buyer who wants to hassle his way into his purchases. Most importantly, we are not BROKERS who just charge to connect an unknown seller to a vulnerable buyer.
HVG owns its inventory and does not seek to use brokers. We have agents in Britain and in the US to help us acquire the rarest items. Once these are acquired, HVG utilizes its Texas workshops to assess, service, repair if necessary and return the item to a stock specification if owner-modified, prior to sale. We test ride these several times during the course of the service process to achieve a motorcycle that is easy starting and good running.
HVG is seeking customers who have or wish to gain an appreciation of the finest that motorcycling has produced in the past 100 years. HVG wants customers who appreciate not only the merchandise, but can use the site to broaden their thinking about these rare motorcycles and develop a good working strategy to acquire the best, maintain these in such a way as to not diminish the value of them. HVG can be a resource for the proper repair of them, if needed.