Post-Sale Update: This Norton racer was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown.
This Norton was built as a ‘rolling business card’ for Cook’s Norton Service and it competed in BEARS, AHRMA’s series for “The British European American Racing Series for certain two-cylinder machines built up through 1968 and competing under Formula 750 specifications.” Because of the Cook connection, this bike is equipped with lots of top-notch components (according to the seller, $27k worth of them).
The bulk of the expense comes from the Steve Maney Racing engine and the TT Industries transmission, but you’ve also got Lockheed brakes, Grimeca cush-drive rear hub, Works shocks, Amal Mk2 carbs, Cosentino Engineering cartridge fork internals…the list goes on. The bike is almost ready to go racing, though there’s no fairing to go on the new fairing mounts. You’ll want to install a new battery, tires, and fluids. According to dyno sheets, this bike puts down 72.1 horsepower and 59.1 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheel. The bike is titled as a ’54 Atlas, as that’s where the Featherbed frame came from, so you could either race this in BEARS or just turn it into a kickass street bike with some modifications.
Find this Norton racer for sale in San Francisco, California with bidding up to $6,771