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NRV-588 In March 2008 "Sport Rider" magazine
Submitted by Charles Wilson on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 3:57pm

Alan Cathcart, with phavorite photog Kioichi Nakamura, have put in a track day on the one and only NRV-588 Norton. Alan provides the details on Steve Spray's mount in a very good article on the new (and old) Norton.

In a sense it follows a traditional general article style, giving an intro that is a bit of a reach, followed by a bit o' history and the obligatory "How d'yer rate the thing?" filler, but the info given is excellent.

The motorcyle weighs 289 lbs sans fuel and makes 165 HP @ 11,450 RPM. The engine came from a spare engine that hadn't been cracked since its manufacture in '94. Currently: Fuel Injection, with a 120 mm of variable length intake trumpets. "Ride-by-wire" injector/throttle control. Spondon frame with single shock non-progressive linkage. (There is another, older story here with builder Brian Crighton's well known dislike for centrally located monoshock systems but this is not expanded on greatly. Maybe just enough.)

Does Alan like it? Absolutely.
A very good read. Thank you, AC.


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