Norton Motorcycles return to Isle of Man TT

The new Norton Race bike...

Courtesy of Norton Motorcycles

It seems Norton Motorcycles is making a comeback in professional motorcycle racing.  This years Senior Isle of Man TT will see a Norton entry for the first time in 20 years.  What better place than the infamous course, to welcome back the quintessential British steed…

The bike has been largely created within the new Donington Park factory, as well as being equipped with a Spondon chassis, Ohlins suspension (front and rear), Brembo brakes and an RSV V4 engine.

The return to the Isle of Man is fairly tale waiting to happen, considering Norton won the very first IOM TT outing in 1907.  The last time they ran the mountain course, in 1992, is considered by many fans to be the greatest race of all time, with a heated battle between Steve Hislop (on a Norton) and Carl Fogarty.  At that time, the Norton was victorious.

We’ll see how they fare with the new machine…

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