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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 07:52 AM GMT+7
One of the great British bikes released by Italeri!
Norton Motors Ltd was founded in 1898 by James Lansdowne Norton, but it is from 1907, after Rem Fowler won on the Isle of Man TT racetrack, that the sporting tradition of this iconic British brand begins.
Between 1930 and 1937 Norton won 78 of the 92 Grand Prix races.
After World War II, expressly created for the competition from which takes its name (Isle of Man TT), the Norton Manx was born.
In order to adapt it to the racetrack, it is the first one to opt for a double cradle frame (Featherbed), which, between 1947 and 1954, collects a long line of successes. The legendary single-cylinder Manx 500 was ridden to victory in the Isle of Man TT by the intrepid Geoff Duke, who was awarded for the World Championship in 1950 and 1951.

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It's a good model. I have the previous release. It's actually an old Protar mould with the internal engine detail removed ( the original had a piston that moved with the crankshaft!)
AUG 30, 2016 - 08:32 AM
True Dave. My version retained the rubber band chain for primary and final drive so the clutch and primary drive turn if you move the back wheel. Incidentally, rather than 1947, the Featherbed frame made its first appearance at Blandford in April 1950. The last GP to be won by a Manx was in 1971.
AUG 30, 2016 - 09:15 AM
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