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  • Norton 1961 Manxman very early production 650 twin featherbedNorton 1961 Manxman very early production 650 twin featherbed (1961)
    for sale I have a great project for restoration, this is a matching numbers bike, this Norton is very early on the first year of these machines, it was the 10th made in 1961, so very early, the motor has great compression, shifts through gears fine, but I have not tried to get it running, I didn't check to see if the magneto had spark but will in the next few days, I can say that the magneto was replaced at some point because the tag has a date of 1964, not 61, take a look at the pictures, some great parts some need some help, but as it site, excellent for restoration , the front fender has a good dent about two inches long by about an inch high, this at the rear part of the fender not on the front, chrome would need to be replated, the gauge is a magnetic that came with the bike, the front fork tubes would need to be replace the one that has the gauge on it has had the threads damaged so the fork tube nut wouldn't thread back into the tube, the fork tube nuts are great on their threads, but I would replace the tubes for show, the rear fender is I think from an electra, but it is longer on the inside so could be cut to fit in the correct place, there is a small crack as seen on most Norton fenders on the rear bottom on the lip, the seat is incorrect , tank and tool box, and oil tank have a few dings small dents, but very solid, the motor has had some aluminum welding done to the bottom end, one small hairline crack on the front through bolt motor mount hole..a few fastners are missing, last parts to be noted is that the frame had been de-raked, just a little so as you can see it is setting a little higher on the front...just want all to know the small problems on this project, its pretty rare especially the early bit about its number...I can deliver for free to barbers race tract in a week on the 11-13th of October , yes next week...but I will not ship this bike, can deliver if the distance isn't that far under 200 miles from the Cincinnati Ohio, area..only if the buyer and I can work out some gas payment, will not ship but if you are out of the USA, you are welcome to bid, but you must make arrangements to ship it out, I will assist anyway I can.... also there is a good head with the threaded ports in nice shape, cant make out if it is a 750 or 650 head, , and the cylinders are also included but are cracked in the bottom of the skirt, and through a lower fin or two, so these would need to be resleved. cant make out part number but will add to description the bore size...and the chrome curved part to cover he right side of the frame swing arm and center bolt.....please ask questions,  thanks
    2013-10-03 03:02:44
    Cincinnati, Ohio, US
    100,000
    2,500.00
  • 1953 Norton Manx1953 Norton Manx (1953)
    The bike is road registered, with kick start, horn, brake light, bolt on side stand and Amal Mark 2 carb. All of this can be removed quite easily. The GP carb will also be sold with the bike.
    2021-12-14 23:54:09
    Rock Springs, Wyoming, United States
    2,000
    15500

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The new headquarters of Norton Motorcycles has officially opened

Mon, 22 Nov 2021

The British motorcycle manufacturer announced the opening of the plant in Solihull and the readiness to produce up to 8,000 motorcycles per year. Not only production is located at the new location: from now on, the R&D department, the design center, and offices are based in Solihull. Moreover, it will also have its own showroom, a small museum and even a motorcycle service center.

Norton V4SV: the most luxurious British sportbike ever created

Fri, 12 Nov 2021

The Solihull company announced nothing less than the beginning of a new era of British motorcycle construction. And the symbol of the beginning of this era will be the Norton V4SV sportbike, presented at once in two versions: Manx and Carbon. Scheduled for release next year, the V4SV is powered by a 1,200cc V-4-cylinder engine, developed in-house.

The new Norton plant has been launched

Fri, 23 Apr 2021

At the first stage, the Brits will be engaged in the production of Commando 961, then the range of models produced will expand.The British brand, now owned by the Indian company TVS, is returning to the market as planned. The first step was the launch of a new plant in Solihull. The production capacity of the plant with an area of ​​about 7000 sq.

The first Norton to roll off the assembly line in 2021 will be Commando

Wed, 23 Dec 2020

The British company plans to produce 40 motorcycles of this model, most of which have already been prepaid. And only after the end of the story with Commando, the company will move on to the assembly of the V4 model, and then the two long-awaited Atlases. According to the company's management, the new model, Norton Atlas, currently still requires a number of final fine-tuning works before the start of mass production.

Production of 650cc Norton models will start at the end of next year

Tue, 17 Nov 2020

In addition to the release of V4 and Commando models, the British plan to expand their lineup. The Norton V4 and Commando motorcycles, presented to the public in 2018, will not start rolling off the assembly line until the end of 2021. This is primarily due to the fact that Norton, owned by the Indian company TVS, is currently busy transferring production from Donnington Hall to Solihull.

Norton has announced a stylish scrambler

Sun, 08 Jul 2018

The boss of the British brand, Stuart Garner, published images of a promising model on his Twitter. Norton's Atlas and P11 scramblers from the sixties will have an heir! The 650 Atlas Scrambler, based on the same models from the past, still exists in virtual reality and is content only with the status of a concept.

Norton reveals plans for the future

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

According to unofficial information, the plant plans to produce a sportbike that can compete with the Ducati 1299 Panigale and Superleggera IS. Norton's head of design, Simon Skinner, revealed that the bike will be powered by a brand new V4 1200cc engine and 200+ horsepower.

Third Annual ‘The MEET’ at ACM

Tue, 26 Aug 2014

More than 2,000 attendees visited America’s Car Museum for its 3rd annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival ‘The MEET’ last weekend in Tacoma, Washington, where over 300 motorcycles and scooters were showcased on the Haub Family Field at LeMay. The event drew pre-1981 motorcycles and scooters from the U.S. and Canada, including an antique motorcycle display, swap meet, cruise-in and a 78-mile roundtrip tour from ACM’s Anderson Plaza to Mt. Rainier.

“The Meet” Vintage Motorcycle Show This Saturday

Mon, 18 Aug 2014

The stage is set for ”The Meet at ACM” motorcycle show this weekend in Tacoma, WA. While festivities will begin on Friday evening, America’s Car Museum (ACM) will host the third annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Organizers expect 450 vintage motorcycles and scooters from all over the nation to attend.

Kevin Schwantz To Race Goodwood Aboard Norton Featherbed

Wed, 23 Jul 2014

If you didn’t already notice, Kevin Schwantz has a full plate this year. At 50 years young, the 1993 500cc World Champion will be competing at the prestigious Suzuka 8-Hours in a few weeks, and he’s followed that up with the announcement he will be making his Goodwood Revival debut during the September 12-14 event on an iconic Manx Norton ‘Featherbed’. Schwantz, last raced on UK soil during the 1994 British 500cc Grand Prix at Donington Park, but will tackle the daunting Goodwood Motor Circuit this year in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, which will be run for bikes of 1951-54 period.