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2009 Norton NRV588 Race

2009 Norton NRV588 Race
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2009 Norton NRV588 Race
  • Norton NRV588 Race
  • Year:
    2009
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    twin-rotor Wankel type
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    170 BHP @ 11,500 RPM
  • Torque @ RPM:
    80 Ibs ft, at variable rpm
  • Energy:
    Fuel injected, direct spray into both bell mouths
  • Displacement:
    588 L
  • Top Speed:
    190 mph

It’s always nice to see comebacks in the motorcycle industry, especially for fans of the different brands. In what Norton is concerned, although they’ll most likely never reach their former glory, the modern interpretation of their mid 1990s racer is enough to provide the industry with an accurate impression of how advanced the technology implemented in this model was for its time. And with performance data comparable to that of modern supersport models, we reckon the Brits have little catching up to do.

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2009 Norton NRV588 Race

2009 Norton NRV588 Race

It’s always nice to see comebacks in the motorcycle industry, especially for fans of the different brands. In what Norton is concerned, although they’ll most likely never reach their former glory, the modern interpretation of their mid 1990s racer is enough to provide the industry with an accurate impression of how advanced the technology implemented in this model was for its time. And with performance data comparable to that of modern supersport models, we reckon the Brits have little catching up to do.

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2009 Norton NRV588 Road

2009 Norton NRV588 Road

There have been many speculations regarding the introduction of a road legal Norton NRV 588 and although production hasn’t even started, we’re able to come up with all the details concerning the radical new bike basing on an early press release that Norton had the kindness to provide.

Developed by Brian Crighton and Spondon Engineering, the Norton is powered by a twin-rotor engine, the same kind that won races against Yamaha, Ducati and Honda back in the early 1990s, before being excluded due to regulations.

So this is history knocking on our door, but it will take some time until we answer because Norton will start production at the Donington Park plant in 2010 with a limited edition series. Yet, that doesn’t stop them from testing what is virtually the prototype of the future road legal model and worm up the audience in expectancy of a second twin-rotor revolution wave.

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