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Was looking in google for a norton picture i could scale down for an avatar and found out they are now making new Nortons again i kid you not!!!

http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com/default.asp

FRAME

* Frame material: 4130 chromoly steel
* Swing arm: Formed Aluminium
* Oil capacity: oil-in-frame backbone tank holds 3.5 qts of oil
* Wheelbase: 56.5"
* Rake: 24.5 degrees
* Trail: 4 "
* Front suspension: 43mm Ohlins RSU - Adjustable preload, compression, and rebound damping.
* Rear suspension: Ohlins reservoir-style twin shocks - Adjstable ride height, preload, compression, and rebound damping.
* Front wheel: 3.50 X 17" BST Carbon Fiber
* Rear wheel: 5.50 X 17" BST Carbon Fiber
* Front tyre: 120/70 X 17" Michelin Pilot Power
* Rear tyre: 180/55 X 17" Michelin Pilot Power
* Front wheel travel: 5.5"
* Rear wheel travel: 4.0"

BRAKES & HYDRAULICS

* Front rotors: Brembo 320mm semi-floating hi carbon stainless steel
* Rear rotors: Brembo 220mm rear rotor
* Front calipers: Brembo 4 piston "Gold Line"
* Rear calipers: Brembo 2 piston "Gold Line"

POWER ASSEMBLY

* Engine type: Parallel twin with push-rod valve actuation, dry sump
* Displacement: 961 cc
* Cooling system: Air
* Valve Actuation: Push rod, hydraulic lifter, two valves per cylinder
* Bore x stroke: 88 mm X 79 mm
* Compression ratio: 10.1:1
* Horsepower: 80 rear wheel @ 6500RPM
* Torque: 65 foot pounds @ 5200RPM
* Exhaust:1 3/4" header system with merged collector and twin silencers with catalytic converters.
* Ignition: Crank fired electronic
* Carburetors: Twin 39mm Keihin FCR

TRANSMISSION

* Gearbox: 5 speed
* Final drive: 520 "O" ring chain
* Clutch: Cush drive clutch
* Primary drive: Direct gear drive

ELECTRONICS & CONTROLS

* Charging system: 300 watt hi-output charging system
* Instrumentation: Norton electronic analogue speedo and tachometer w/dual trip meters

MISCELLANEOUS

* Fuel tank capacity: 17l (4.5 US gallons)
* Dry weight: 188kg (415lbs)
* Seat height: 813mm (32")
* Oil capacity in frame: 3.3l (3.5 US quarts)
* Gear case oil: 1.4l (1.5 US quarts)
* Available colors: Black

Specifications are subject to change without notice.


now lord please very very spacial please let me win the lotto i have a reason now!!!
 

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I have heard negative things about the oil in frame bikes, such as if you happen to puncture the frame is it un-fixable.....any thoughts
 
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well if you munch up a bike enough to puncture a frame i bet the rest of the bike won,t be running any time soon. and a wire feed would do a clean weld any how plus its filtered before it lubes any thing.
 
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well that more then my 750 commando puts out i still want one!
 
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i wonder if they finaly got rid of the British witworth nuts and bolts? and British motorcycle threads?
 

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i wonder if they finaly got rid of the British witworth nuts and bolts? and British motorcycle threads?
England went metric many years ago. My two Hinckley Triumphs were all metric fasteners and dimensions.
 
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lol i know i was being facetious old gripe on their archaic ways.
 

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I have heard negative things about the oil in frame bikes, such as if you happen to puncture the frame is it un-fixable.....any thoughts
OK well I sure am glad they did not have the Internet when mine sprang a leak back in the 80s because I just welded it up and rode it for 7 more years.:p

WawaDave..... That is very cool that the Brits are going to have another go at it :D They should Buy Royal Enfield back from India to.:rolleyes:
 
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I had a used Indian made royal enfield quality was down from British made days. but considering i paid $100.00 for it and got 18,000 miles out of it before i traded it they are still not bad.

yes it surprised me to find norton alive and well!
 

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I had a used Indian made royal enfield quality was down from British made days. but considering i paid $100.00 for it and got 18,000 miles out of it before i traded it they are still not bad.
Yea I know I paid a little more than $100.00 though ;)

 
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i take it you bought your new? what year? not rode it much by the look of it.
 

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I had a used Indian made royal enfield quality was down from British made days. but considering i paid $100.00 for it and got 18,000 miles out of it before i traded it they are still not bad.

yes it surprised me to find norton alive and well!
Did you ever see the movie The Worlds Fastest Indian? I really recommend it... very enjoyable. Watched it with the family on Christmas Eve. Anthony Hopkins stars as Burt Munro who fixes up an old Indian to take to Bonneville... from New Zealand yet.
 
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I had a used Indian made royal enfield quality was down from British made days. but considering i paid $100.00 for it and got 18,000 miles out of it before i traded it they are still not bad.

yes it surprised me to find norton alive and well!

Did you ever see the movie The Worlds Fastest Indian? I really recommend it... very enjoyable. Watched it with the family on Christmas Eve. Anthony Hopkins stars as Burt Munro who fixes up an old Indian to take to Bonneville... from New Zealand yet.
like made in INDIA!!!! Not made by indian motorcycles.

so lets see how far off topic you can all push this thread?
 

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i take it you bought your new? what year? not rode it much by the look of it.
I bought it used on Ebay for half what they sell new. But it was still more than $100.00;) It is a 2006

so lets see how far off topic you can all push this thread?
Hay it is your thread:D
 

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Cool Triumph too! Is that a newer Thruxton or is that an vintage bike?
Got it used to but yes it is a Thruxton 2005 and it is great.:p

Hay wawadave I see you got your Avatar you were looking for that
started all this mess of a thread :D
 
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yes but i was looking for and old commando not knowing there were new ones!
 
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