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NYC Norton 001 | Our first racer comes home for a makeover

Up on the bench for the last while has been a project very near to us - the first NYC Norton racer.  The bike started life as a mild-steel road-going Featherbed-framed ES2, and after several years of development and upgrades, became the 750cc beast that propelled Kenny to his first BEARS championship in 2007.  It was sold to finance the first Seeley.  The new owner commissioned us to build it back to its former glory, and then some.  Good to have it back, even temporarily.  It is still the benchmark ... read more

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Racer 2004 | The Evolution of a Norton Racer: 2000 through 2004 - The Beginning

The Evolution of a Norton Racer: 2000 through 2004 - The Beginning The famous Featherbed frame.  The impetus. The rusty beast that started it all.  I always wanted a Featherbed special but wasn't sure what flavor.  About the time this frame surfaced I had just experienced my first vintage race.  I knew then I had to build a racer and start racing....but how?  The disease begins. This is a photo of my 1962 ES2 rolling chassis I bought in early 2000.  I contemplated putting all different kinds of engines ... read more

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