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Victory Cross Country

Victory Cross Country

Posted by The Adventurous Eye on 2015-03-11 07:32:14

Tagged: , Victory , Cross , Country , Motosalon , Prague , Praha , 2015 , Motosalon Praha , motorcycle , Czech , exposition , exhbition , fair

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The Vintage Motorcycle Club

The Vintage Motorcycle Club

Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire

Posted by Richard Brothwell on 2016-09-25 09:38:54

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BMW R75/5 900 (Richard Zastrutski, 1972)

BMW R75/5 900 (Richard Zastrutski, 1972)

Posted by Cédric JANODET on 2012-07-04 21:23:40

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trike (10)

trike (10)

Posted by Who let the Dogs out on 2007-05-15 20:18:17

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Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield

Vincennes

Posted by dprezat on 2010-01-04 16:25:10

Tagged: , Royal Enfield , Motos , Classic , Collection , Motorbikes , Motorcycles , Sony Alpha 700

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NORTON CLASSIC. ROTARY TWIN CYLINDER ENGINE. 1987 UK.

NORTON CLASSIC. ROTARY TWIN CYLINDER ENGINE. 1987 UK.

The Norton Classic is a motorcycle made by Norton Motors in 1987.

Norton built the Classic as a Special edition of just 100 machines. Only one livery was offered: the traditional Norton colours of silver-grey with black graphics and black and red lining.
P43 "Classic"
When Philippe Le Roux took over the semi-dormant Norton Motors Ltd he found an exhaustively tested product in the form of the Interpol II, but nothing to sell to the man in the street. The answer of the marketing man in this case- and Bloors Triumph did the very same some years later- is to come up with a "First Edition" bike to be snapped up by the collectors. The answer of the production manager was to take an Interpol II and, with radical changes to styling but as little change as possible to the actual well-tested core motorcycle, produce a fully evaluated but, to the eyes of the public, completely new model.
The Classic was not just a "Collectors Item", it was in fact a very nice motorcycle. The low centre of gravity made it feel lighter than it actually was, and devoid of all the police equipment and fairing it was a pretty quick handler on twisty roads. In the British tradition, it had a functionally well-constructed centre stand that dug into the tarmac with its footstep in every lefthander- some things never seemed to change- "They all do that, Sir", as old Norton Commando and Triumph Bonneville riders can tell you!

So the Classic is in fact nothing but a glorified Interpol II with nicer looks and without a fairing. As such, there are some high-mileage examples about that have done phenomenal distances with minimum fuss, but there are also some low-mileage lemmons around, the problem being storage- a rotary engine is prone to corrosion when laid up for long periods without the necessary precautions. By the time it is started up after a long period in a possibly damp environment (unheated garage), things will go seriously and costly wrong. Norton Motors, being aware of the problem, sent out a service release about how to prepare a Classic for storage. 100 Classics were built, as well as one prototype, and several more were later made up by private owners from Interpol IIs- the giveaway always being the engine/frame numbers, which on Classics run from P43LE001 through P43LE100.
At the Birmingham Show in 1989 Norton showed a prototype "Classic Mk2" with a watercooled engine as a teaser for the public. Norton was in deep trouble financially, and the show did not bring in any orders that would justify a production run. The bike was sold off, and that was it- but for a standart Classic that was converted to watercooling in the factory some time later.

Posted by ronsaunders47 on 2009-07-30 15:11:57

Tagged: , NORTON , CLASSIC , MOTORCYCLE , WANKEL , ROTARY

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Classic Motorcycles

Classic Motorcycles

Norton Manx and Matchless G50 motorcycles on display at Auckland Art Gallery

Posted by gec21 on 2015-04-04 10:38:54

Tagged: , Art Gallery , Auckland , motorcycle , New Zealand , NZ , Transport

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Forney Museum Denver

Posted by AJD46 on 2015-09-25 18:50:10

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