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Norton was founded as a bicycle company in 1898 by James

Norton, who first manufactured a bike in 1901 (1902?)

his own frame and a French Clement Norton’s reputation as a

superior was gained through its early on the race track. A

Norton by a V-twin Peugot engine won the first TT race in 1907.

In Norton started making its own (a 4bhp 633c side-valve

called the Big Four) and made its ohv singles in 1922, starting

the Model 18 which proved a race winner. Norton its

first parallel twin in

James Norton raced in the TT unsuccessfully on his new 494cc model,

in 10 and 11. Norton went into in 1913 while its owner

from an illness contracted on the of Man, but a new company,

Norton Ltd. was formed shortly with Norton and Bob Shelley,

the services of Dan Wizard O’Donovan, and master tuner. They

built the world’s first racing bike, the BRS, or

Racing Special, as well as a slower BS, Brooklands Special. Not

enough for wartime production Norton managed to obtain a

contract to provides bikes for the army in WW1.

After the company returned to civilian and Norton developed

a number of innovations, including a valve system, although he

for another design using valves for production. Norton

were entered in several TT in this time, with successes in 1923,

24. Norton in 1925 at only 56 years By then he had built a

reputation for reliable bikes. Walter its other major designer,

for NSU in 1929 after designing the CS1 Shaft 1), which won the TT


The were the glory days, Norton was winning many including

all but two Senior and Junior TT between 1931 and 1938. The

successful Norton racer was the single Model 30 International,

released in 1932 and made 1958. International was used for

top line of sports-roadsters, originally for racing but sold until

in road guise to the public..

Norton Triumph Prototype
Norton Triumph Prototype

telescopic forks were in 1939, but were not brought

production until 1948. WW2, the company produced for the

Allies, including the venerable developed from the Model 16 the

turn of the century (dropped in 1954).

From 1949 to 51, won at Daytona, but the company withdrew

support for racing in 1955.

released its first parallel in 1949, the Dominator, designed by

Bert Hopwood. They later put the engine in a featherbed (1951)

and release it as the Dominator 88, in In 1955, a 600cc Dominator 99

was But the really fine version was the Dominator 650SS with its

engine, and a challenge to Triumph’s models. In 1963,

production was to AMC’s factory in south

The most famous and most Norton was the parallel-twin 750cc

released in 1968 designed by a led by Dr. Stefan Bauer. It

was upgraded electric start and 850cc in The last Commandos were

the Mk3 in 1977. The last production was a 50cc moped using

Italian-made components offered in

After World War 2, Norton was by several companies. The company

financial problems when models failed to sell, and was

by Associated Motor Cycles a combination of Matchless and AJS) in

Norton Triumph Prototype
Norton Triumph Prototype


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