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Awesome new Norton Rotary race bike breaks cover
« on: November 02, 2006, 12:56:26 AM »
Hot off the press - Motor Cycle News 01/11/06 page 4, Brian Crightons new race bike at the NEC Motorcycle show.
NRV588, 130kg, est 170bhp, 80ftlb, fuel injected, variable length inlet tracts, no obvious extractor pipe on exhaust but large exhaust like vent under seat for cooling air to exit (fan cooled??.. doesnt say), Spondon frame, single rear Ohlins on the right hand side of the swingarm only, Ohlins forks, AP racing brakes, black and silver paint, Steve Sprays name on fairing (and Steve in background).
Funded by National Motorcycle Museum. For Demo runs and hopefully open class races. Rider Steve Spray.

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Awesome new Norton Rotary race bike breaks cover
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2006, 02:26:54 AM »
and here it is...

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2006, 04:59:10 PM »
cool, interesting to see some non Mazda rotary action !


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Awesome new Norton Rotary race bike breaks cover
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2006, 08:56:20 AM »
:2eek That looks the dogs dangly\'s :god

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2006, 09:06:25 AM »
Simply beautiful, I want it!!!

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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2006, 06:05:32 PM »
Hooray! Would love to hear that at full chat! :cool

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Awesome new Norton Rotary race bike breaks cover
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2006, 04:35:53 PM »
Classic Bike Magazine December 2006 - Four page article on the new Norton NRV588. £3.40 in your sweaty mit will get you a copy.

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Awesome new Norton Rotary race bike breaks cover
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2006, 06:29:26 PM »
Great!
Thanks for posting that Derek.
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2006, 12:15:29 AM »
What a machine, and a quality story. True British grit and determination, the last of a dying breed! Keep us posted Derek... I\'d love to see this on the track.

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Awesome new Norton Rotary race bike breaks cover
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2006, 10:20:24 PM »
Video of the bike (no, not in motion, just at the show)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiUwBX6LVLw&mode=related&search=

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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2007, 04:40:46 PM »
Was talking to a biker friend and he seems to think this should be on sale soon, for the road? or is it just race?

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Awesome new Norton Rotary race bike breaks cover
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2007, 07:54:44 PM »
this bike is on display at the bike show again this year,it does look trick !!! shame it will probably never get made !