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Should Norton build a more affordable Domiracer?

The new Norton Domiracer, unveiled in this week's MCN, is a limited edition cafe racer from the revived manufacturer with a carbon seat unit and open exhausts. No official price has been stated yet, but it's expected to be under £20,000 excluding VAT. Should Norton build a more affordable version? pollcomment

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Diablere

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Diablere says:

Why?

its aimed at the high end of the market and for people who don't want or work or make  their own bikes!

if i wanted a bike like that i'd build it myself for possibly  a quarter of the price!

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Looking at it, there's a headlight but no other concession for road use so I presume its not for the road, so why a headlight? No number plate, indicators or road legal pipe! A bit confusing as to what its for, but looking at how little of it there is, if its over 10 grand, its not worth it. What's the bhp? And it will be ready later in the year? What years that then? How many people laying down deposits have been told that?

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bikerpete51

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bikerpete51 says:

Norton

Looks nice.  But  while  Domiracer  was an appropriate name for it in the 'sixties it hardly deserves the "racer" moniker now if it's still using that pushrod motor (ohv) or have Norton seen fit to upgrade it? Nothing against pushrods but... At 20k it's out of my reach anyway so good luck with it Norton.

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Yes

Norton should build some bikes.

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phantombiker

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phantombiker says:

great looking machine

I like it but the price tag is way out of most biker's reach. As others have said though, why the headlights but open exhaust? What market is it aimed at?

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Bikerste

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Bikerste says:

British Bikes always cost more

Why is it that as soon as a bike is made in England it cost the earth to buy one? I love the British bikes, but they always cost to much so everybody buys the jap bikes instead, come on Norton make it so everybody can have a chance to own one if they want to.

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burningbush

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burningbush says:

re: Bikerste

I've always found Triumphs to be good value when compared with similar Japanese offerings.....

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Build a more affordable Domiracer?

Firstly, find out how many people are interested in buying one in the first place. Then decide on building a cheaper version which would happen how? Take the headlight off? There doesn't seem to be any corners you can cut with this bike as it appears to be the most minimalist bike I've ever seen. I'd still like to hear some performance details!

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zoobaz

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zoobaz says:

pb back page from the 1980s...

And this month's readers special was thrown together by... Stuart Garner from Leicestershire... Cheers, Baz

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speedo007

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speedo007 says:

I dont see the point of building a bike with such suspensions and brakes, when engine isnt going to make you go that fast...I mean on a Panigale I get it, but this to me is just like a bonneville or Scrambler. Nothing wrong with it, but I wouldnt pay over 12000$USD for it.

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