New Norton rotary race bike testing at Donington

MCN reader Richard Owen shot this new video and picture of the Norton NRV588 rotary race bike at Donington this week.

The bike was testing on a public track day with factory rider Michael Dunlop, who will race the motorcycle at the Isle of Man TT this year. Owen told MCN:

“The bike sounds awesome! Michael was riding it in the morning but only lasted 2 laps as the bike sounded sick.

“They took it away then came back at lunch time with a rider called ‘Dicko’ who you see in the video struggling to keep the front down.

“Word was it was putting out 160bhp at the back wheel! He only lasted about 3 laps though as the exhaust broke. ”

Chris Newbigging

By Chris Newbigging