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0 norton gardengate 350cc norton gardengate 350cc Production - 1947 (long-stroke) engine - one overhead-cam, single-cylinder four-stroke bore and stroke - 71 x 88 mm (1946-1953) capacity - 350cc power - 35 bhp @ 7200rpm top speed - 100mph
0 norton 500t trials (replica) norton 500t trials (replica)
0 steve hislop's nrs 588 rotary steve hislop's nrs 588 rotary

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0 norton special norton special
0 Norton Dunstall Norton Dunstall The Norton Dunstall was made by Paul Dunstall, a specialist tuner of Norton twins in the 1960\'s and early 1970\'s using parts from Norton\'s Domiracer project when the Birmingham factory was closed in 1963. In 1966 Dunstall Motorycles beacame a motorcycle manufacturer in its own right, so that Dunstalls could compete in production races and set a number of world records before sales of the Dunstall Nortons declined in the 1970\'s and Paul Dunstall sold the name in 1982.
1920 1920 norton model 9 norton model 9 1920 At first glance, the unwitting observer could be fooled into thinking that the model 9 is an early example of the well known 16h. although using the same engine, the frame differs markedly from that of its contemporary. the belt drive model 9 is without both a clutch and a gearbox, though it does have a slight variation of drive ratio by means of the automatic philipson governor pulley on the crankshaft. owing to the non-auto carburettor, the throttle and air levers have to be juggled with at the same time when riding! the brakes are of a rudimentary bicycle design. even in 1920, this machine was well out of date and it was to remain available until 1922.

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1924 1924 norton 18, 500cc norton 18, 500cc 1924
1926 Norton 588 OHV 1926 Norton 588 OHV This restored vintage Norton is the bike that won the Maudes Trophy for Norton in 1926, ridden by Phil Pike. It was also part of the winning team in that years ISDT. ref. Norton by Mick Woollett, page 104. It features wheels with 8\" brakes, and wired on tyres, a 588 ohv engine (79x120) four speed hand change gearbox, heavy duty Druid forks, with extra friction dampers and gas lighting.
1926 1926 norton model 19 norton model 19 1926 The model 19 was another variation on the model 18 / es2 theme, produced mainly with sidecar use in mind and introduced in 1925. the engine was essentially the same as the model 18 but with the stroke increased from 100mm to 120mm. the post-war models were available as the model 19r (rigid) and model 19s (spring) variants.

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1927 1927 norton m 25 norton m 25 1927 Though it was to later be overshadowed by the achievements of the 'cammy' models of the 1930s and beyond, the norton tradition for racing excellence was started by pushrod models, which included wins in several of the major races of the day, including ulster gp and tt triumphs, ridden by riders of the calibre of alec bennett, joe craig and jimmy shaw.
1929 1929 Norton
1929 Norton CS1 Norton CS1 The Norton CS1 was made between 1921 and 1934. Originally built as a TT racer, it proved successful as a TT Replica road bike.
1931 1931 norton cs1 norton cs1 1931

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1931 1931 norton cs1 norton cs1 1931
1933 1933 norton big four, 633cc norton big four, 633cc 1933 Though it was to later be overshadowed by the achievements of the 'cammy' models of the 1930s and beyond, the norton tradition for racing excellence was started by pushrod models, which included wins in several of the major races of the day, including ulster gp and tt triumphs, ridden by riders of the calibre of alec bennett, joe craig and jimmy shaw.
1935 Norton Model 50 Norton Model 50 The Norton Model 50 was a British \'touring\' motorcycle designed by Edgar Franks in 1933 and except for the bore and stroke was almost identical to the Norton Model 18. The single cylinder engine was 348cc with pushrod operated overhead valves.

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1937 1937 norton manx 500 cc norton manx 500 cc 1937
1938 1938 Norton 500 1938 Norton 500
1938 1938 ron harris works norton ron harris works norton 1938

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1938 1938 norton 16h, 500cc norton 16h, 500cc 1938
1938 1938 racing rigid es2 racing rigid es2 1938
1938 1938 norton big four norton big four 1938 633cc. the big four was the bread and butter of the norton line of motorcycles. pa norton, founder of norton, rode one on a 3000 mile trip across africa in 1921. often fitted with a sidecare these were very reliable torque monsters. while the norton manx's won virtually every race into the late 1950's the big four paid the bills.
1948 Norton 500T Norton 500T

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1948 Norton Big 4 1948 Norton Big 4 600cc Side Valve
1949 1949 norton dominator model 7 norton dominator model 7 1949
1949 1949 norton sidecar norton sidecar 1949

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1949 Norton 500T Norton 500T
1950 1950 norton big four norton big four 1950 600cc side valve single. Norton Big 4, 1947-54, 596cc, sv single, 400lb, 50mpg, 65mph. Pre-war relic intended to pull a sidecar with loads over long distances at a slow speed. Over-priced because of the Norton name, and spares are very rare and hard to get hold of.
1950 1950 norton 500t norton 500t 1950 Although various pre-war nortons had been available to special order in trials specification, or 'colonial' as they quaintly described them in the '20s, it was not until 1948 that a purpose built machine was offered in the range. the new 500t used the engine as fitted to the model 18 and es2 and a 16h diamond frame with roadholder forks up front, these being raked sharply to reduce the wheelbase. the engine had an alloy cylinder head and barrel along with lightened parts elsewhere, reducing the overall weight to 300 lbs. earliest examples had a high level exhaust system, but by late 1949 it had been lowered, with an upswept silencer. the power output is 24 bhp. the 500t was competitive in its day and enjoyed some successes before it was discontinued in late 1954.

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1951 1951 norton model 7 norton model 7 1951 Norton Model 7 1947-56, 497cc, ohv twin, 430lb, 80mpg, 75mph. Early twin cylinder engine in a rigid frame which was later updated to plunger and then swinging arm. Engine does not vibrate, but is not particularly powerful and only suffers poor rocker gear wear and gearbox problems.
1952 Norton Model 7 Norton Model 7 The first of the post war vertical twin cylinder models, known as the 497cc Model 7, the engine designed by “Bert Hopwood” and fitted into the legendary “Garden Gate” Plunger/Tele Norton Chassis. Originally produced in 1949 as an “Export only” model, the home demand for the Model 7 vertical twin became so insistent that limited numbers had to be made available.
1952 1952 norton model 7 norton model 7 1952 The norton twin was not introduced until 1948, somewhat behind triumph's speed twin, but it became an immediate success. the earlier 'dominators' as they became known were built on the single downtube chassis used for the well-proven single cylinder es2 machines, and so success was to be inevitable. the new twin cylinder motor proved to be robust and it soon gained a following in a market already familiar with the triumph twin. the early '88' 500cc displacement was soon to be replaced with the more powerful domi '99' 600cc motor which, in conjunction with the legendry featherbed frame carried norton well into the 1960s. image provided by www.classic-auctions.com.
1952 1952 norton sidecar outfit norton sidecar outfit 1952

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1952 1952 Civilian Norton Big 4 1952 Civilian Norton Big 4 The Norton Model 1, or more commonly known as Big 4 was made between 1907 and 1954 in various forms. With 633cc, it was the largest/most powerful sidevalve engine with plenty of low end torque in the model range made by Norton Motorcycles in Birmingham and mostly used to haul sidecars. Approximately 4700 of the nearly 100.000 military bikes made by Norton during WW2 were Big 4 sidecar outfits.
1953 Dr George Cohen\'s Norton Tom Tom Dr George Cohen\'s 1953 Norton Tom Tom
1953 Norton 500T Norton 500T

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1954 1954 norton racing special norton racing special 1954 This interesting machine was built by the late ian paskin of birmingham, a former norton works engineer and a competitive rider in grass track, speedway and road racing. the cycle parts are comprised of a featherbed frame fitted with a complete manx front end. alloy rims, a central oil tank and short circuit manx style tank are fitted, together with a fly-screen, rear-sets and clip-on handlebars. the bike is finished in the traditional norton silver and black livery and is described as being in first class condition throughout. image provided by www.classic-auctions.com.
1954 1954 norton 350 racing norton 350 racing 1954
1954 1954 Norton 500cc Classic Racer Norton 500cc Classic Racer Wideline featherbed

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1955 Norton Model 7 Norton Model 7
1956 1956 norton cafe racer wideline frame 600c norton cafe racer wideline frame 600c 1956 The famous norton wideline frame , borani alloy rims. norton 99 engine, numbered 99c 14r 90123, frame 14 700--. hayward belt drive , twin carb. electronic ignition and 12 volt electrics. new battery and alternator. head has had conversion to run on unleaded .
1956 1956 norton model 99 norton model 99 1956
1956 1956 norton 19s norton 19s 1956 Norton Model 19 1955-57, 596cc, ohv single, 385lb, 60mpg, 70mph. Monster 600cc single for the sidecar with little to commend it except rarity. Suffix 'S' stands for 'sprung' and suffix 'R' stands for 'rigid'.

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1956 1956 norton 19s norton 19s 1956 600cc single
1957 1957 norton triton café racer special norton triton café racer special 1957
1957 Norton Nomad 1957 Norton Nomad 750cc.

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1958 1958 norton model 50, 350cc norton model 50, 350cc 1958 Norton Model 50 1956-63, 348cc, ohv single, 400lb, 75mpg, 75mph. A gentle traditional British single with nice manners, but a little down on performance. Post '59 models are the ones to buy with the famous Featherbed Frame, decent lights and good looks. Very few survive, most were built into Tritons. The engine is vice-less and the steering is excellent.
1958 1958 norton model 50 norton model 50 1958
1959 Norton Model 50 Norton Model 50

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1959 norton 1959 tbird norton 1959 tbird Triumph 6t 1959 with 750cc morgo barrels and pistons, twin amal concentrics of a bonnie head, belt drive primary,12v electrics with boyer ignition, much lightened flywheel, rear hub is triumph conical, front is a dresda 4 leading shoe brake (i believe 1 of 10 made) all put in a 1961 norton featherbed frame with the usual roadholder forks.
1959 1959 norton model 50 norton model 50 1959 Wideline frame.
1959 Norton Wideline Featherbed Norton Wideline Featherbed 2001 Hinkley Bonneville 790cc, air-and-oil-cooled , Twin cylinder four stroke , DOHC, 60bhp, Two 36mm CVK flat slide KEIHIN, 450lb. Built by Warren King and text and pictures supplied by Bob & Kevin Baker.
1960 1960 norton domie deluxe norton domie deluxe 1960

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1960 1960 norton triton 500 norton triton 500 1960
1960 1960 potts-mcintyre norton special potts-mcintyre norton special 1960
1961 1961 norton jubilee norton jubilee 1961 250cc. gallery

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1961 1961 norton navigator deluxe norton navigator deluxe 1961 350cc. gallery
1961 1961 norton manxman 650 cc twin norton manxman 650 cc twin 1961 Fairly complete manxman restoration project. i bought this years ago and it is now clear that i won't get around to restoring it. the manxman was an export model made in small quantities. this bike left the factory november 1 1960. engine frame and gearbox number match the factory records. the bike has the correct twin carbs, appears to have the stock exhaust (dented pipes, magneto (unknown condition).
1961 Norton Special 1961 Norton Special This machine has been built utilising a 1938 490cc overhead cam Norton engine housed in a 1961 \"featherbed\" frame. The engine design was originally conceived in 1930 when the existing overhead camshaft models conceived by Walter Moore had been scrutinised by the newly installed chief designer, John Carroll, who undertook a complete redesign and by the time of the Ulster Grand Prix the new machines were meeting with considerable success. Although Carroll, assisted by Edgar Franks and development engineer Joe Craig had taken the Moore engine as a starting point little of the earlier engines design remained in the new power unit, instead Carroll adopted the best features of the various overhead camshaft designs extant and incorporated them into his own. The result was undoubtedly one of the greatest motorcycle engines ever produced, which with continual development and the addition of a second camshaft, would remain at the heart of Norton\'s competition activities until the beginning of the sixties. The \"featherbed\" frame had originally been seen at the TT in 1950 in the hands of Geoff Duke and Artie Bell and was made available on the production Manx for the following season. Designed by Rex McCandless, it was the result of nearly ten years development and would go on to house examples of virtually all Norton\'s production engines (including the Inter) as well as becoming a favourite with specials builders.

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1961 1961 Norton Navigator Deluxe 1961 Norton Navigator Deluxe Build history from the NOC library states that it left the factory in April 1961, would have had a full enclosure chaincase and was sold to Benwell's in Luton. First owner a D. Williams from Southampton.
1962 1962 650 norton sports special 650 norton sports special 1962
1963 1963 norton 650ss norton 650ss 1963 A further enlargement of the dominator engine, the model 650ss had twin carburettors, downdraught head, splayed exhaust ports, hot camshaft and high compression pistons. the silencer was the same as for the model 99, but the exhaust pipes were of a smaller bore. the 650ss was always finished in black, with a silver grey petrol tank. the 650cc engine was first introduced into the export only manxman and then for a very brief time only into the short lived 650 standard and 650 de luxe models. the 650ss had a production life from 1962 to 1968 and was a popular choice for production machine class racing, winning the important thruxton 500 mile event in three consecutive years. as a road machine, it was highly rated for its performance, combined with the fine handling featherbed frame. it received very little in the way of modifications during its life span, the most notable being 12v electrics in 1964 and amal concentric carburettors in 1966, with the magneto being replaced by capacitative discharge in 1967 until the last machines were produced.
1963 1963 norton electra norton electra 1963 This bike started life in florida in 1963 and has matching frame and engine numbers el865. one of the first to be exported and maybe the oldest survivor. it has dominator front forks, front and rear brakes and front and rear wheels. gallery

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1964 Norton 650SS 1964 Norton 650SS Image provided courtesey of www.cheffins.co.uk.
1965 Norton N15CS Norton N15CS
1965 1965 norton p800 norton p800 1965

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1965 1965 norton n15cs norton n15cs 1965 Approximately 2500 n.15 c.s. machines were manufactured, some of them again in the matchless form as g.15 c.s. closely based on its predecessor, the atlas scrambler, the n.15 c.s. had a modified front fork action, rubber gaiters, and a stronger cylinder head steady. the frame was still the bolt-on rear g12 type. a slimmer seat was fitted, which necessitated moving the oil tank inwards a little. the petrol tank was altered, and instead of the norton transfer used on the atlas scramblers, now had the round plastic badge. the standard colour was candy apple red, a different red to that used on the atlas scramblers, although a blue and a green were available. the mudguards were smaller than on its predecessor and the exhaust system was now fitted with standard norton silencers. this model was fitted with norton brakes whereas some of the other hybrids had the matchless components. the matchless alloy primary chaincase must have been an improvement over the dreadful pressed tin norton affair.
1965 Norton 650 SS Norton 650 SS
1966 1966 norton model 50 mkii 350cc norton model 50 mkii 350cc 1966

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1967 1967 norton p11 norton p11 1967 Norton P11/P11A/Ranger 750 1965-69, 745cc, ohv twin, 400lb, 45mpg, 110mph. US Desert racer with the Atlas engine in the Matchless G85CS scrambler frame making the best of the bike. Very rare and a very fine street scrambler.
1967 1967 norton atlas norton atlas 1967 Norton Atlas 750 1963-68. 745cc, ohv twin, 420lb, 50mpg, 110mph. Stretched 650 with excessive vibration which spoilt the model. Huge amounts of torque makes for a very relaxing cruiser.
1967 1967 norton n-15 norton n-15 1967 Norton N15 1964-68, 745cc, ohv twin, 420lb, 45mpg, 110mph. Atlas engine in a Matchless frame and given off-road styling for a trail bike. Mainly these were sold in the USA.
1967 Norton N15CS Desert Racer Norton N15CS Desert Racer Very Rare - 750cc Atlas Engine, Canadian import.

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1968 1968 norton n15 cs norton n15 cs 1968
1968 1968 john tickle norton john tickle norton 1968
1968 1968 norton 650ss norton 650ss 1968 Paul dunstall norton, totally orignal, 64bhp , 134mph.

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1969 1969 dunstall norton dunstall norton 1969
1969 1969 norton dunstall norton dunstall 1969
1970 1970 Norton Special 1970 Norton Special

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1971 1971 norton s 750 norton s 750 1971
1972 1972 jps norton jps norton 1972
1973 1973 pegasus-norton top fuel drag bike pegasus-norton top fuel drag bike 1973
1974 1974 norton john player special norton john player special 1974 The john player norton was produced in limited numbers over a span of some two years, around 200 machines being made. it took its styling and its name from the successful factory racing machines sponsored by the tobacco company. although it looks super fast with its racing fairing, twin headlamps, rearset footrests and single seat, underneath the fairing was a completely standard commando engine which prompted some unkind person to once describe it as a sheep in wolf's clothing. for people who really wanted to go racing however, the factory did produce a very small number of ready-to-race short stroke 750cc engines with a bore of 77mm and stroke of 80.4mm. today, these are naturally even scarcer than the road going jpn, itself something of a rarity. with far more people liking the styling of the machine than available examples, it is perhaps not surprising that many have undertaken to convert their standard commando via the fitting of the readily available special parts needed. the outcome of this is that there are probably now more copies about than genuine articles.

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1974 1974 norton 850 roadster norton 850 roadster 1974
1974 1974 norton 850 mark 2a norton 850 mark 2a 1974
1975 1975 norton drag bike norton drag bike 1975

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1977 Norton VLL Norton VLL
1984 Norton Rotary 588 Interpol 2 Norton Rotary 588 Interpol 2
1986 1986 norton interpol 2 norton interpol 2 1986 588cc, 80 bhp. this machine was first supplied to durham constabulary. norton did not sell the interpol 2 to the general public. sales were restricted to fleet customers: civilian police forces, military police forces (particularly the raf police), and the rac. towards the end of the production run a few machines were built with a new water-cooled version of norton's twin-rotor wankel engine. these machines were designated interpol 2a. when production of the interpol 2 and 2a ceased they were succeeded by the p52 version of the norton commander.

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1988 Norton Interpol 2 Rotary Norton Interpol 2 Rotary
1988 Norton Interpol 2 Classic Norton Interpol 2 Classic Air cooled. twin chamber. rotary.
1988 Norton Classic Norton Classic
1988 Norton Classic Rotary Norton Classic Rotary 588cc, 79bhp.

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1988 1988 norton classic p43 rotary norton classic p43 rotary 1988 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.
1988 1988 norton rotary classic norton rotary classic 1988 Norton Classic 1988-89, 588cc, twin rotary, 498lb, 40mpg, 130mph. The first civilian rotary Norton. With it's neat traditional style and unique engine giving very good performance. Check that it really is a 'Classic' and not a re-styled reupholstered 'Police Interpol 2'.
1988 1988 norton classic p43 rotary norton classic p43 rotary 1988 Only 101 built.

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1989 Norton RCW 588 Norton RCW 588 The second 588cc rotary engined Norton race bike, used throughout the 89, 90 and 91 season. The RCW588 was superceded by the NRS588 in 1991.
1989 1989 jps norton jps norton 1989
1989 1989 norton commander p53 norton commander p53 1989 The civilian model norton rotary commander (british police used this model) fitted with a liquid cooled rotary engine.

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1989 Norton Rotary Commander 1989 Norton Rotary Commander
1991 1991 duckhams crighton norton duckhams crighton norton 1991
1992 Norton NRS 588 Norton NRS 588 The third 588cc rotary engined Norton race bike, used for the factory teams final two seasons of 92 and 93. The NRS588 replaced the still competitive RCW588 which had been used for the three preceding seasons.



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