Norton Classic Motorcycles

Year
Bike
Picture
Description
0
norton 500t trials (replica)
norton 500t trials (replica)
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.
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 special
norton special
0
steve hislop's nrs 588 rotary
steve hislop's nrs 588 rotary
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 even in 1920, this machine was well out of date and it was to remain available until 1922.
1924
1924 norton 18, 500cc
norton 18, 500cc 1924
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.
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.
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
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.
1937
1937 norton manx 500 cc
norton manx 500 cc 1937
1938
1938 norton 16h, 500cc
norton 16h, 500cc 1938
1938
1938 Norton 500
1938 Norton 500
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.
1938
1938 racing rigid es2
racing rigid es2 1938
1938
1938 ron harris works norton
ron harris works norton 1938
1948
Norton 500T
Norton 500T
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
1949
Norton 500T
Norton 500T
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.
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.
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
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.
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
1952
Norton Model 7
Norton Model 7
1953
Dr George Cohen's Norton Tom Tom
Dr George Cohen's 1953 Norton Tom Tom
1953
Norton 500T
Norton 500T
1954
1954 norton 350 racing
norton 350 racing 1954
1954
1954 Norton 500cc Classic Racer
Norton 500cc Classic Racer
Wideline featherbed
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.
1955
Norton Model 7
Norton Model 7
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'.
1956
1956 norton 19s
norton 19s 1956
600cc single
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
1957
1957 norton triton café racer special
norton triton café racer special 1957
1957
Norton Nomad
1957 Norton Nomad
750cc.
1958
1958 norton model 50
norton model 50 1958
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.
1959
1959 norton model 50
norton model 50 1959
wideline frame.
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
Norton Model 50
Norton Model 50
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
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
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
1961 norton navigator deluxe
norton navigator deluxe 1961
350cc. gallery
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&nbspand was sold to&nbspBenwell's in Luton. First owner a D. Williams from Southampton.
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.
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
1964
Norton 650SS
1964 Norton 650SS
Image provided courtesey of www.cheffins.co.uk.
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
1965 norton p800
norton p800 1965
1965
Norton 650 SS
Norton 650 SS
1965
Norton N15CS
Norton N15CS
1966
1966 norton model 50 mkii 350cc
norton model 50 mkii 350cc 1966
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
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
Norton N15CS Desert Racer
Norton N15CS Desert Racer
Very Rare - 750cc Atlas Engine, Canadian import.
1968
1968 john tickle norton
john tickle norton 1968
1968
1968 norton 650ss
norton 650ss 1968
paul dunstall norton, totally orignal, 64bhp , 134mph.
1968
1968 norton n15 cs
norton n15 cs 1968
1969
1969 dunstall norton
dunstall norton 1969
1969
1969 norton dunstall
norton dunstall 1969
1970
1970 Norton Special
1970 Norton Special
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 850 mark 2a
norton 850 mark 2a 1974
1974
1974 norton 850 roadster
norton 850 roadster 1974
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.
1975
1975 norton drag bike
norton drag bike 1975
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.
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 classic p43 rotary
norton classic p43 rotary 1988
only 101 built.
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
Norton Classic
Norton Classic
1988
Norton Classic Rotary
Norton Classic Rotary
588cc, 79bhp.
1988
Norton Interpol 2 Classic
Norton Interpol 2 Classic
Air cooled. twin chamber. rotary.
1988
Norton Interpol 2 Rotary
Norton Interpol 2 Rotary
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.
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
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.