Friday, February 21, 2020

Norton, 1948


6 comments:

Unknown said...

The bike is an ES2, I believe. Early '50s? -- plunger frame with (relatively) late-style muffler. There: I have reeled off everything I sort of think I know about that Nortoon.

Big thanks for making this great site and for sticking with it. It's a comfort in my darkest moments.

James Donnelly

VectorWarbirds said...

I second your "Big thanks" Mr. Donnelly.

Mister G said...

You're welcome! I believe it's a ES2, plunger rear suspension as opposed to the model 18 hardtail, info from motorcyclespecs.co.za

VectorWarbirds said...

Yesterday I looked up the old Norton factory on Bracebridge Street, its still there but vacant at last google photo. Lot of history in those old buildings and I hope they continue to stand. Mr. G brought me there:)

Mister G said...

It sure is a Victorian industrial-looking street! Apparently there used to be a plaque commemorating the company but it's now in the National Motorcycle Museum (why?).

Unknown said...

Why? To protect it from a possible fire.