Norton Rotary Development (7): Norton
You may be forgiven to assume rotary
development ended with production in 1993. However, this is not so.
When we took over the rotary Norton
business, our dream to build the "Hislop Replica" could be realized. What had started as a
stillborn idea in 1992 was at last
translated into metal in time for our Open Day 2005. This bike
integrated various improvements we had planned for the successor of
the F1 Sports ("TT") model- aluminium radiators, with space in
between for cold air to get to the airbox; the works race fairing with
headlamps; different handlebars with new master cylinders, which are
better in ratio; and a two-into one exhaust with a very nice exhaust note.
||This is the very first
one, at our Open Day 2005. We have since converted more F1Sports to
The bits and pieces to convert an F1Sports
to this specification were made available seperately.
A perhaps more typical one was its successor, in the usual cheerful black (below).Other
developments were in the pipeline, and a new updated rotary model was
on show at our Open Day on 20th May, 2006.