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Old 11-30-2009, 02:20 PM   #1
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:57 PM   #2
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Weight weight... what's the weight? If it's in the area of the old Nortons it should be a real shtonker and a hoot to ride.

addendum: Hokay. They are claiming a dry weight of 414. If that isn't bogus then it is around the same weight as the originals. Should be a hoot.

If these guys can keep the weight down so can the others.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:55 AM   #3
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WTF happened between the prototype and these duds? They look like a juked-up Honda to me. Very disappointing; especially for $20k.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:09 AM   #4
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Will they have a "Going Commando" line of riding gear?
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:25 AM   #5
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Will they have a "Going Commando" line of riding gear?
Yeah, and the shelves will have nothing on them, kinda like that fast food ad on tv.

$20K for a high-zoot standard. I dunno. I mean, the name is worth something, but $20K!?
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:48 AM   #6
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If anyone really wants a Norton, go buy an old one and fix it up. The old ones were cool. These will just be an expensive oddity.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:54 AM   #7
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$20K??? For a British standard? I don't think Triumph has to worry too much.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:33 AM   #8
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Is it non-unit? Looks that way. Wonder if it has isolastic engine mounts?

Since I use to kill Snortons down the back side of Griffith Park on a CB350, packing double, I don't think folks will have too much trouble smoking these stones with a good running 600 of any make.

Nice antique, but not for 20K.
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