Norton - The Racing Story
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Norton bikes have been raced from almost the very beginning. The very first Norton, of 1902, was actively campaigned and in1907 the company won their class and claimed third place in the first Isle of Man TT.
Before the War, Norton were regular winners on the race circuits of Britain and Europe and these superb machines paved the way for the most famous Norton of them all: the Manx, which dominated motorcycle racing in the 1950s. Ridden by many of the Worldâ€™s most famous riders, and still an icon in the motorcycling world today, the Manx is a true classic.
In 2002, the centenary year of the first Norton bike, Mick Walker celebrates the Norton racing bike. From the first racers to the ultimately ill-starred rotary racers of the1980s, every bike is chronicled in fascinating detail.