Norton Motorcycles 1950s

Norton Dominator 88

Norton Model 88 Dominator DE-LUXE

This year Norton introduce the De-Luxe model of the famous Dominators - better looking, more powerful, more comfortable than ever. By partially enclosing the rear end of the machine, this model has been given the new body-styled look which, together with the smart two-tone colour scheme, makes the Dominator De-Luxe a very attractive machine. A more comfortable riding position has been achieved by slimming the new two-tone tank, frame and dual seat. Engine performance has been improved by fitting absorption type silencers, a modified valve lift curve, improvements to inlet manifolds and a restyled cylinder head and barrel. Full advantage is taken of improved engine performance by modified gear ratios and by introducing a bonded clutch. Straight handlebars can be specified. Totally enclosed rear chain case, polished ports, high-compression pistons, 8-2 to 1, are available as optional extras.

The 88 De-Luxe is a 500 c.c. version of the 99 De-Luxe, incorporating all the new features with the exception of the new cylinder barrel. High compression pistons 9 0-1 available as an extra.


Norton Red: Combines with Dove Grey lor the two-tone trim on the 88's, 99's and Jubilee.

Norton Blue and Dove Grey for the two-tone trim on 1he 88 & 99 De-Luxe A Jubilee.

Forest Green: Models E.S.2 and 50 are available in this colour which also combines with Dove Grey on the 88 A 99 De-Luxe and the Jubilee 250.

The Norton Dominator was selected for the Design Centre, London; a tribute to its fine classic line.

Norton 88 STANDARD 500 cc TWIN

This year's Models 88 and 99 Standard retain all the characteristics which have made these machines the most admired in the world. The improved engine is identical to that of the De-Luxe models, and the same modifications have been made to the tank, frame and seat to give greater riding comfort. The new gear ratios and bonded clutch allow full use to be made of the increased engine power.

Both models are now available in modern two-tone colour schemes of Red and Dove Grey, Black and Dove Grey, or Two-tone Grey, with the new contemporary tank motif. Optional extras: Fully enclosed rear chain case, polished ports, high compression pistons. Straight handlebars (illustrated), optional.

Norton 1960 Models 88 & 99 Features

FEATURES which make your Dominator the most outstanding machine in the world

Front Hub: full width 8" dia. lightweight polished alloy, extremely efficient and well ribbed for quick heat dispersal

World-famous "Roadholder" front forks contribute to the superb handling and fatigue-tree steering of these powerful machines

This famous "Featherbed" frame is slimmed slightly to improve riding comfort. Its great lateral rigidity and torsional resistance is mainly responsible lor the outstanding road-holding qualities of the Dominators

A clean, efficiently cooled, light alloy twin head with integral rocker boxes, and on the 99's a new type cylinder barrel having deeper cooling fins.

Rigid crankshaft with built-up flywheel carried on ball and roller bearings.

Restyled two-tone tank with the smart new Norton motif.