Norton Singles

Manx and Inter, All Side and Overhead Valve Singles 1927 - 1966

Author: Roy Bacon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903088326


Page: 192

View: 8458


There can be no question as to the status of the Manx Norton. It is the world's firm favourite for the accolade of ' the greatest road racing motorcycle'. Even after nearly 20 years of Japanese domination, and Italian and German horsepower before that, it still stands head and shoulders above the rest. It has that charisma found only rarely in any machinery; it ranks perhaps alongside the Leica camera and Morgan sports car. Surprisingly, this is the first book which details the machine's development through the 'works' bikes to the production, customer versions. Nowhere else is it possible to trace each year's specific modifications. We have, therefore, essential reading for each and every enthusiast who has ever heard of the revered Manx. Just as important, however, is the development story of all the other Norton singles which were current with the Manx, with or without overhead camshafts. Again we have first-rime coverage of the Inter, the ohc Manx sister, and all the step-sister push-rod machines: models 18, 19, ES2, 50,16H, Big 4 and 500T in their various guise. If it had Norton on the tank and but one barrel and piston, it's in this book. Nothing is overlooked, from TT racing to wartime mud plugging, from detailed tank lining changes to carburettor fitment. Never before has such a wealth of information been offered on Britain's best-loved motorcycles.