Norton Motorcycles 1950s

1956 Norton Model F - The Last Works Norton


The Sammy Miller Museum is an historically important collection of road and competition motorcycles which focuses on the golden age of the sport in the 1950s and 60s. The collection includes some of the most outstanding machines ever raced, and almost all are in running order. Many have been lovingly restored, and some have been left with their original patina. More information here: The Sammy Miller Museum

A quite incredible motorcycle, powered by a 350cc single cylinder DOHC engine, suspended from a spine frame which also served to carry the engine oil. The gearbox was a five speed unit construction type and Electron was used for all major castings. The most obvious features of this motorcycle included the location of the entire engine and gearbox as low as possible which allowed a very low profile fuel tank arrangement. Sadly the motorcycle was never raced as the Company decided to stop building Works development racers.

Photograph by Mike Ricketts

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