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Norton F1
Norton F1

It was the howl that stayed in the a smooth, high-pitched scream ripped from twin as the Norton F1 rotary motor hit and surged toward the redline renewed thrust. The F1 distinctive note emphasized that bike was different not only previous Nortons but also ever)’ other sportster built. The launch of the F1 in 1990 was in itself.

Norton’s comeback had a few years earlier with the after 15 years of rotary of the Classic roadster.

The touring Commander followed, and interest in Norton snowballed enthusiastic workers built an rotary racer that won two championships in 1989. A roadgoing was the obvious next step. The F1 was by a Commander engine, turned fitted with Mikuni and uprated with the five-speed from Yamaha’s FZR1000. ports and revised timing lift output from 85 to at 9500rpm.

The frame, built by specialists Spondon Engineering, was to the race bike’s but stronger and had more conservative steering Dutch firm White provided the multi-adjustable upside-down and shock. Brembo brakes and radials completed an up market

Styling incorporated smooth that hid much of the technology but space for the cigarette-packet logos of sponsors JPS. Riding was sporty, with wide and a single seat. The F1 power and figures were siniil; a Japanese 600, and so was its 145mph to the the rotary felt totally though, smoothness, generous punch and sp high-rev howl.

For a sportster, the F1 was fairly c and its rigid and excellent suspension g: surefooted But there were rough was thirsty, its engine snatched at low and w overheating, and ground clearance was The hand-built F1 was also extremely lem Norton addressed a year with the slight F1 Sport, used simpler bodywork and parts.

The Sport was a little sleek and sophist like the F1, it was agile and distinctive.

Norton F1
Norton F1

Source of review: Roland

The world’s only rotary-engined was hyper-expensive – about US$45,000 in the early ’90s – but went blazes. Unlike a conventional driven engine, the F1’s liquid-cooled rotary engine had no mass, and produced 95bhp@9500rpm in a linear fashion. The Norton F1 won the British F1 series in 1989, and the was also raced in the Isle of Man TT

The British Motorcycle Land Record was also set at 307km/h in using a Norton rotary Steve Spray and Trevor were the two British riders who the F1 successfully in various events in the UK.

As you expect with an all-new design, Norton had various with the F1’s rotary and the British company never had the money to sort those out completely. If only Norton had financial muscle, the world of fast motorcycles might been a different place

Norton F1
Norton F1
Norton F1
Norton F1

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