The Manx Norton

The Manx Norton

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The most famous of all British racing motorcycles, with an ancestry dating back to the very dawn of the internal combustion engine, the 'cammy' Norton is inseparable from the era of British domination in motorcycle racing. It is linked with the legendary heroes of the sport, Jimmie Guthrie, Harold Daniell, Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Mike Hailwood and the age when Britain had the world's finest motorcycle industry. This revised edition of the definitive history contains additional material and traces the design, development, the leading riders and tuners. It presents a superb collection of photographs, many previously unpublished. The Manx Norton covers not only the Manx itself, but also features boardroom battles, Norton's early history, record breaking, sidecars, Formula 3 cars, scrambling (motocross); the Domiracer; racing at Daytona and today's classic scene.The rear mudguard had been shortened, as had the front, and its bottom stay deleted, while the ground clearance was increased by mounting the exhaust pipe and ... The Lucas rotating-magnet magneto, first introduced for the 1956 season.

Title:The Manx Norton
Author:Mick Walker
Publisher:Redline Books - 2006-11-01


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