I was happy to learn last week that Norton Motorcycles have begun customer deliveries of the new Norton Commando 961 model. There had been some concern that the bikes weren’t ever going to ship due to financial issues but it now appears that, in true British style, they’ve hunkered down through the tough times and made it through. With a cup of tea in one hand and a biscuit in the other.
The Norton F1 was a Wankel rotary powered road bike built by Norton Motorcycles between 1989 and 1991. It had an engine capacity of 588cc, race spec suspension, an aluminium alloy frame, a hydraulically operated clutch, 5 speed transmission and front/rear disc brakes.
The early Norton motorcycles are amongst my favourite from both an aesthetic and engineering standpoints. The beautiful simplicity of the…
I came across this great photograph whilst researching the recent piece on the Norton CS1, I couldn’t use it then but have since decided it deserves it’s own feature.
The Norton CS1 is a veritable beast, this is the 1928 model, ’28 was the first year that Norton used the overhead cam 500cc engine that went on to become quite famous in it’s own right.
This Norton Manx replica looks like a hell of a daily rider, it’s owner has listed it for sale as he has too many bikes in the garage and his wife is getting antsy, his loss looks to be someone else’s gain.