emu
British Motorcycles

Norman Motorcycles


Norman logo

A Brief History of the Marque

Made in Ashford, Kent 1937 - 1961

The Norman brothers started out with bicycles in 1921, and in 1937 (or 38) began building 98cc Villiers powered autocycles (the Norman Motobyk) and later took over the Rudge 98cc Autocycle. They also built motorcycles powered by Villiers engines of 125cc to 247cc. Normans were rebadged as Rambler in some countries. Early postwar machines used British Anzani 250cc engines, but they soon reverted to Villiers. During the 1950s they produced trials machines, fielding eight of these in the 1954 Scottish Six Day event.

Norman bought the German Achilles tooling in about 1957. Both Villiers and Sachs engines were used in their Nippy mopeds of 1957.

In 1961 Charles and Fred Norman retired and sold Norman to the Raleigh group which produced machines for another year, in Nottingham, before ceasing production.

More Norman Motorcycle History...

Norman Motobyk April 1940 Advert.jpg
Norman Motobyk April 1940 Advert


Wed Dec 09 2015
embryoconcept at gmail.com
1940's Norman Motorcycle Value
Norman Norman
I am interested in finding out the value of this motorcycle. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Frank
Port Jefferson, NY

Photo of unrestored Norman supplied.


Fri Jul 25 2014
cgazzola1978 at gmail.com
Info on frame number
Norman not known
Hello,
I am about to buy this old Norman that I want to restore. I do not know the model but I have a frame number. Anybody can help me?

Frame n° B21435
Belgium
English


Sat May 10 2014
day-dennis sky.com
petrol/oil mix ratio
norman nippy sachs 49cc
I need to know the petrol/oil mix ratio for a 1956 norman nippy
Walsall


Wed Apr 09 2014
gemerson7 at yahoo.co.uk
Visit to Ashford
Norman Nippy
I am coming to Ashford 10-4 to 12-4-14 and my first bike was a nippy. Is the factory still standing as I would love to visit. Is there a museum at the windmill?
Many thanks, Gary


Sat Jun 15 2013
s.reeve4<at>ntlworld.com
frame number
norman nippy
could you tell me where to find frame number on 1959 mark 4nippy?
sussex


Wed Nov 28 2012
mel271<at>fsmail.net
Frame Number
Norman B2
Could you please let me know where the frame number is located on this model.


Tue Oct 18 2011
johnboy61<at>live.com.au
norman 1953 98cc manual
norman 98cc
hi i need a manual 4 a 1953 norman 98cc if you can help please QLD AUSTRALIA
AUSTRALIA


Fri Mar 20 2009
coassoloroberto at hotmaildot com
logo
norman 122 cc (villers) 1947
Necesitaria el logo
Argentina


Wed Apr 02 2008
kentonwrightphotos at xtra.co.nz
Please Help
Norman D
Hi, I have a Villiers powerd Norman D but am having trouble finding info on it, can you help? cheers
New Zealand


Tue Feb 12 2008
lucyrabbit1 at hotmail.co.uk
norman of england cyclemate
norman motorcycle cyclemate 1930/1940
1930/1940s model, could you give valuation please
stoke on trent, staffordshire

The page on Motorcycle Valuations may prove helpful.


Sun Nov 18 2007
marshallpowell at bigponddot com
Selling Norman Nippy Autocycle
1954 Norman Nippy Autocycle
My father has a blue bike in working order, very little rust he wishes to sell but has no idea where to start. Pictures can be provided if required. really looking for help in the value of this bike
Adelaide Australia


Sat May 12 2007
kengiles-uk at tiscali.co.uk
Moped 1950's
cyclemate "norman2
My father has just died and in clearing out his garage I have come across the above. It has been hanging from the beams and is there is a quite a bit of superficial rust. Is it worth restoring and is there a market for it.

Kind regards
Ken Giles
cornwall

Try this page for motorcycle valuations. Ed.



If you have a query about Norman Motorcycles, or wish to share some information about these classic British machines, please contact us

Melbourne Motorcycle Workshop
Melbourne Motorcycle Workshop
Dyno Tuning, Performance Enhancements, Sports Bikes and Offroad. Rebuilds, Race Preparation and Classic Restorations.