The Goblin Works Garage Norton Dominator Cafe Racer

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The Norton Dominator Cafe Racer This Norton Dominator cafe racer holds two unique distinctions, it’s the only one like it in the world, and it’s the first (and so far only) custom motorcycle to have been commissioned directly by the Norton factory in England. The project started when Anthony Partridge stopped by the Norton Motorcycles headquarters…

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1989 Norton Commander Rotary

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The rotary-engined Norton Commander is a very rare motorcycle, just 300 or so were made before Norton was paid a final visit by its creditors at Midland Bank, and production was shut down. It’s a shame as with better funding, the almost turbine smooth twin rotor Wankel could have been a benchmark touring bike for its…

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Norton Atlas 920 Cafe Racer

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The Norton Atlas was introduced in 1962 as an upgraded version of the Dominator, primarily focussed on the American market. The Atlas brought together two iconic Norton elements to create a motorcycle that’s now much sought after by enthusiasts – a Featherbed frame and the parallel twin first used in 1949. The Norton Featherbed Frame…

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The Norton Domiracer

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A Short History of the Norton Domiracer Norton Motorcycles was returned to England in 2008, after having spent 15 years in American hands. Norton is one of the most iconic of all the British motorcycle marques, so its return to British hands was warmly welcomed, even though the timing coincided with the Great Recession – leaving many…

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Norton Manx

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The Norton Manx is easily one of the most famous racing motorcycles of the 20th century, the mighty single-cylinder British bike was a dominant force in the world of two-wheeled racing – nowhere more so that at the Isle of Man TT. The Story of the Norton Manx Norton originally used the Manx name on the 1936…

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Colorado Norton Works 1975 Commando

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The Beginning of the Commando In 1967 the British Norton-Villiers company revealed the Norton Commando to the world, it wasn’t the most modern bike even by late-60s standards but it did have an iconic engine, race-bred suspension, and a frame developed by a former Rolls-Royce engineer. Between the years of 1968 and 1972, the Norton…

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Norton MM

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The Norton MM is a limited edition production motorcycle developed by 72 Motorcycles out of the UK, with the full blessing of Norton Motorcycles. Some of you will have immediately pegged that its design ethos is based on the iconic Ron Wood “Big Tube” Norton flat track racer from the 1970s, which has the distinction…

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5 Minute Histories: The Norton Commando

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Introduction The Norton Commando is a vintage British motorcycle whose name would become so iconic it’s still a household name decades after the originals left production. Most people with even a passing interest in motorcycles will have heard of it. Given that the Norton Commando was created using a dated parallel twin engine and certainly…

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Norton Manx Model 30

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The Norton Manx Model 30 is a motorcycle that lives on half a century after its production ceased thanks to its legendary status as an Isle of Man TT machine that had few, if any, rivals in its day. Norton built the Manx between 1946 and 1962, although the examples from the beginning and end…

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