1949 500cc Norton ES2 – National Motorcycle Museum

1949 500cc Norton ES2 - National Motorcycle Museum

The ES2 500cc was one of Norton’s longest running models remaining in their range until the 1960s. The over head valve single was marketed as a sporting mount for the discerning rider (who could not justify/afford an Inter) during the late forties and early fifties.

Engine – 490cc air cooled ohv. Compression ratio 6.5 to1. Single Amal carburettor. Four speed gearbox, chain drive. 21bhp @5,000 rpm. Weight – 380lb (172kg). Top speed 78mph

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Posted by Digidiverdave on 2012-01-06 10:07:51

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