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The Unapproachable Norton

1951 Norton Dominator Model 7

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With newly designed fuel tank and mudguards, the Model 7 Dominator was launched in 1949 with an advertised top speed of 92mph (148kph). The Model 7 remained in production until 1956 despite being considerably overshadowed in 1951 by the launch of the Dominator Model 88 which was fitted with a McCandless "Featherbed" frame. The twin-cylinder Norton engine survived for some three decades, being further developed for the Atlas and Commando.

This fully restored Model 7 was acquired at auction in 2009 for the NZ Classic Motorcycles collection from a fellow in St. Paul, Minnesota and then moved to the Classic Motorcycle Mecca collection in May 2016.