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Adam Child  says:

Norton TT Racer On The Road

You can’t underestimate how hard it is to compete at the Isle of Man TT. It’s a mammoth task, and it’s almost impossible to convey with mere words the sheer scale of the mountain they have climbed, figuratively, and over the top of the island. But forget about the riding for a second; the logistics, planning and organisation alone are...

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laverda668

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laverda668 says:

Jealous much!

 Good thing you managed to miss encountering any plods!

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

So, to sum up!

 It's an uncompetetive bike (with someone elses engine!), with an incompetant team (no testing before racing????)  and you say they have acheived so much else? like what? embarassing themselves? Its about time Norton gave up the racing ambitions and concentrated on customers instead of wasting money thats not benefiting them in any way. They could do well to  look how Triumph have got themselves up and running again before thinking of racing. Customers first, racing when you can afford to do it and not make fools of yourselves.  Oh, and use one of your own engines, otherwise, in my opinion, its not a Norton.

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peld

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peld says:

Prototype or superbike?

quick q - how come they are allowed to race this machine ? Surely it is a prototype rather than a production superbike?

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Wemmick

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Wemmick says:

Norton?

 Sorry Norton. As much as I am glad you guys are producing bikes and truly wish you every success, I have to agree with SatNav: If the engine isn't a Norton, neither's the bike, and you'd be better off spending money and raising your profile by producing a bike people could actually afford as the beautiful 961 range are prohibitively expensive for most people. 

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Wemmick

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Wemmick says:

Norton?

 Sorry Norton. As much as I am glad you guys are producing bikes and truly wish you every success, I have to agree with SatNav: If the engine isn't a Norton, neither's the bike, and you'd be better off spending money and raising your profile by producing a bike people could actually afford as the beautiful 961 range are prohibitively expensive for most people. 

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ivanhoe

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ivanhoe says:

Get out of the way

I remember this Norton crate in front of me on the mountain. Whizzed past in 5th gear on my 20 year old ZZR1100.

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