Norton F1 Sport (Pride In What You

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Norton F1

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Title: Norton F1

Description: Very rare

pbm67 — September 10, 07:35 PM (GMT)

I took my up to Devils bridge in the north of england the other day, a spot for bikers. and what turn up but a Norton F1 Sport. 66 of these bikes were ade for reasons to allow the bike to

obxbiker — September 10, 09:53 PM (GMT)

Norton F1

Shed not your tears for the rotary project: there’s no fat singing just yet. Motors has re-surfaced, and they’ve a special F1 Sport for sale.

So than a year ago we got all snuffly and sad the closure and sale of Norton Engineering, the last outpost of the British bike industry. The venture started way, way under the auspices of BSA’s development projects, and it culminated in the JPS and Abus sponsored F1 racebikes. You the ones — the bikes weren’t burned to a cinder at the Motorcycle Museum and which chased around Mallory this summer.

We couldn’t help but notice at the auction (more here and of the NRE goods and chattels that Prominent Persons in the rotary were merrily bidding on all of stuff. Things Were And indeed, it was soon announced Norton Motors Limited had the total stock of genuine spare parts, technical and the intellectual property from

Hang on — who are these Motors people, then? complicated, so sit back and get comfy. Motors (1978) Ltd established a company, Norton Motors as a joint venture with the German importer Joe Seifert in 1988, and Seifert in turn Norton Motors Ltd in England in together with Richard

Richard is one of the original industry’s who started his working life at became a draughtsman at Norton then went to Yamaha as a project engineer on a joint with Norton, and then back to Norton Motors Ltd at Shenstone.

He left in 1994 a disagreement with the then owners of the marque, went to Engines where he supervised the aero engine development, and arrived back at the Norton with the acquisition of the Norton motorcycle business in November

Simple, really.

So Norton Ltd have set up shop not far from the old at Shenstone, to offer spare servicing, and technical advice to of rotary Nortons. The business is up by staff with a combined of 73 years hands-on experience in field (that’s even than FW can claim, although years might be something cat years. ). Both Richard and Joe ridden and raced Nortons entire lives, and aim to revitalise the industry. ‘We hope to on the past decade’ they ‘ploughing a good proportion of our back into the parts and gradually building up the availability of to a decent level’. And for their trick they’ve reconditioned rather smart F1 Sport, to prove what they can do.

What you’re looking at is a hand-built British race-replica, a F1 Sport. It’s one of just 70 originally constructed in the early when the rotary-engined 588cc were winning hands at the Isle of Man TT races (and else, until the rules changed to exclude them.

Originally registered in Germany, the rotary Nortons won a big following, particular bike was cannibalised for to keep a racing machine on the

Norton F1

Then last year it into the clutches of the newly Norton Motors Ltd who set to work on it, to rebuild it to top-notch spec, for today’s sports rider. So the unit has been totally with new bearings and seals Norton’s engineers gave the a little more attention it originally received, working on the and the flywheel and balance weight were lightened before the assembly was dynamically balanced.

has made the bike’s acceleration a crisper without damaging the super-smooth delivery — it all day on an Autobahn at comfortable 120mph and step off without a hint of This particular F1 Sport whisk you straight up to 145mph, the most of its well-matched 95-plus and 185kg dry weight.

And it looks the business, too, you think. The frame and swinging arm been polished and re-assembled new bearings and seals. The wheels been re-enamelled, front renewed, new chain, new brake fork seals replaced and the of minor brackets, bolts, washers, controls, lamps, console, fuel filler screen — you name it have all been replaced new items.

Dream Machine the job in fine style with best deep-gloss black

In short, it’s probably the road-going Norton F1 Sport built, and the person who meets the price tag will own a truly motorcycle.


Were you overcome by fiscal vertigo? yes, Ј15k does like quite a lot of cash, when you say it quickly. But before you into your soup, in mind that a V-Rod set you back Ј14,000.

And you could easily pay the same for a special Ducati 749, or a scary Ј17,350 for an Agostini-tribute MV F4. And not one of is handbuilt in Britain.

Can’t and have cash burning a in your pockets? Visit or call 01889 586557.

NML of course, be equally pleased to from you if you’d just your IP2, Classic, or F1 serviced-

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