2013 Sydney Classic Summer Auction & Rare Number Plates
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1962 Norton Jubilee 250cc Motorcycle

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Specifications

Engine Twin-cylinder,250cc
Gearbox 4-speed manual
Colour Red
Trim Black Vinyl

Description

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Norton Motorcycle Company (formerly Norton Motors, Ltd.) is a British motorcycle marque originally from Birmingham, founded in 1898 as a manufacturer of "fittings and parts for the two-wheel trade?. By 1902, they had begun manufacturing motorcycles with bought-in engines. In 1908, a Norton-built engine was added to the range. This began a long series of production of single and eventually twin-cylinder motorcycles, and a long history of racing involvement. The Jubilee is a Norton motorcycle made from 1958 to 1966,launched in 1958 the Norton Jubilee was named in celebration of Norton Motorcycles' Diamond Jubilee of 60 years of motorcycle manufacture. The engine was a new design by Bert Hopwood with main and big-end bearings identical to those used on Hopwood's Norton Dominator engine ten years before. Having the smallest Norton engine, the Jubilee was also the first Norton with a unit construction engine and gearbox. The engine dimensions of 60mm x 44mm gave it a short stroke and produced 16 bhp (12 kW).