Norton

What are the odds? Richard Norton’s favorit bike is a Norton. And a beauty too.


RICHARD NORTON <norton920@btinternet.com> to MCPOTD@gmail.com
5:07pm

 

Hello,
Your new site looks great; it’s always part of my daily ‘fix’ along with Southsiders, LeDepassione and CafeRacerCulture.
Don’t know if you have come across my blog, http://nortonsnortons.blogspot.com/ ?
Hope you like it….   Attached is (I think) a really atmospheric shot of me on my newly bought ’75 Commando taken in the back streets of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1988.
Still have this bike plus the Norton that it replaced although the Commando is undergoing a bit of a radical transformation at the moment.  Hope to have both machines back on the road this year after breaks of 7 and 22 years respectively. (due to other bike projects plus family commitments).
Best Regards
Thanks for the photo.  I certainly understand the Family commitment “distractions”…  Need to get cranking on my Project-X soon.  Delays delays delays..

According To The Rumor Mill, Norton is going Racing!


…and not on a small scale either. They’re talking MotoGP. Is it possible that the new Rotary has been developed to the point that it could compete in GP? Will the rules even allow for a rotary bike? If not GP can it race in WSB? This should be interesting. Turn up the volume LOUD!

Here are some vids of the new Rotax powered racebike being developed….
http://www.youtube.com/v/ph-n7-naQxo?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0

And of the original early 90’s F1 Rotax bikes warming up.. “Filmed at Bob Mac memorial race meeting at East Fortune on 14/6/09”
http://www.youtube.com/v/LWaA40esdWg?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0