• NYC Norton Featherbed Commando | BEARS Championship Winner

  • NYC Norton Featherbed Commando | BEARS Championship Winner

  • NYC Norton Featherbed Commando | BEARS Championship Winner

  • NYC Norton Featherbed Commando | BEARS Championship Winner

  • NYC Norton Featherbed Commando | BEARS Championship Winner

  • NYC Norton Featherbed Commando | BEARS Championship Winner

  • NYC Norton Featherbed Commando | BEARS Championship Winner

 

After several years of development (of both rider and bike) we were able to take an old, rusty street-going, mild steel, Featherbed frame and turn it into a championship-winning racebike. This 1962 ES2 Frame was meant for single-cylinder motors putting out mid-2os horsepower. Instead, we shoehorned in a highly-tuned 750cc Commando motor and put it to its paces. Without question this set us on the path to a higher level of understanding of bike development – strengths and weaknesses, rights and wrongs – and parlayed these teachings into our current competition and high-performance bikes we build. Now in the custody of avid Norton man Brian Koscelansky, its sale helped finance our first Seeley-framed racer. Koscelansky returned the bike to us for a restoration of sorts; to build it up to its championship-winning version with a few aesthetic changes and upgrades, and the result was spectacular.

NYC Norton builds Featherbed racing and street bikes to order.  Please enquire at info@nycnorton.com

 
 
 
 

Key Components include:

  • 1962 Slimline Featherbed Frame, highly modified and gusseted
  • MK3 Cases and crankshaft
  • Carrillo Rods/JE Pistons, cut for optimum squish
  • 750-Thru-bolt barrels
  • Hemmings big valve head
  • Maney exhaust
  • Maney belt drive and outrigger bearing
  • Grimeca 4ls Front and 2ls Rear hubs