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Norton Rotary
Submitted by No Rotor on Friday, September 3, 2004 - 10:28am

http://www.nortonmotors.co.uk/
One of the great chapters in the history of the rotary engine was written in the development of the Norton Rotary motorcycle. Barely kept alive in development for years, it finally reached production, went racing and won spectacularly against all comers - the first racer itself being built in the back of a small house by a few people in their spare time in six weeks!
The culmination of the Norton Rotary was to have been a rebirth of Norton itself as a power in the industry. Alas, the ...uhhh... management had other ideas. Eighteen tons of crushing debt later and the marque went Devo in the early 90's, though not before producing a small number of extremely beautiful motorcycles.
At the URL listed above, you will find what's left - there's a lot there!
Including two specimens for sale!
Remember: "Will work for an F1 or 23,000 Euros..."
Charlie Wilson

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September 26, 2004 - 3:34pm
Hiya, my contribution to the Internet (My Norton Rotaries web page) can be seen at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/derek.nicol/
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Nice site!
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No Rotor
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September 29, 2004 - 6:09pm
I've visited your site before. Great stuff!
I noticed that as of today (9-29-04), the F-1 for sale at the Norton site has been sold. Ah, well. There's always the race bike.
BTW, are there any pictures of the Classic II, the water cooled succesor to the Classic?

Thanx again for your fine contribution!

Charlie Wilson
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