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1973 John Player Monocoque

Claimed power: 7,200rpm

Top speed: 158mph

746cc air-cooled OHV parallel

Weight (dry): 350lb

Norton Triumph Prototype
Norton Triumph Prototype

Fuel capacity: 6.35gal

Although only three Player Norton monocoques ever built (plus a prototype chassis), all of which for just a single race in 1973, its unlikely success much more powerful opposition cemented the JPN as one of the benchmark bikes of the modern era.

The John Player Norton is much more than a in the history of Britain’s oldest and historic marque, denoting a revival of race track in the face of a burgeoning Japanese Thirty-eight years ago, tiny race shop not established the prototype of the modern sponsored road racing it also created a race-winning that, while essentially a anachronism thanks to its archaic pushrod 2-cylinder engine and gearbox, was arguably the most and avant-garde motorcycle in terms of design that the world had yet

The John Player Norton began in 1971 when Williams, a Norton engineer who combined his day job with GP racing at the top was given a budget by Norton Dennis Poore to build a open-class racer using the production 750 engine. That performed well enough to Poore to go racing in the new Formula 750 where the BSA/Triumph corporate were already tasting

The Norton-Villiers performance shop at circuit turned its attention to the and development of the new machines. Freshly 250cc world champion Read was recruited to ride Williams and former Suzuki GP Frank Perris signed up as manager.

As the final ingredient in was to prove a fascinating cocktail of former car racer Poore some of his contacts in motor to attract Imperial Tobacco to the Norton race effort via its Player brand, the first anywhere in the world of a bike fully supported by an outside — let alone a cigarette one. Player Norton had been MC 

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