Posts Tagged ‘Seeley G50’

Racing 2014 | New Jersey and Utah

For years our closest race on the AHRMA calendar was Grattan, MI, clocking in at 750 miles from NYC.  So when the announcement came in last year that we would be racing in New Jersey we couldn't believe what we heard.  The notion of being able to load up and get to a track in 2 hours (125 miles), spend a weekend chasing the racing jones, and make it home to our own beds by Sunday evening was such an alien concept.  Because the track is centrally located to NYC, ... read more

Posted in: commando, G50, nycNorton, racing | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Closed

Racing 2014 | The Midwest is not a city in China

Charging down Thunder Alley at Road America at top speed has to be one of the greatest experiences one can ever have on a motorcycle.  Doing it on a revving British Single or Twin is even better.  This 4.05 mile long course has everything for the bikes the NYC Norton team races – very fast sections, some wavy twisties, and tight little moments. It is without question a top-3 favorite track for all of us.  We loaded up the Sprinter and began the drive to the land of cheese curds ... read more

Posted in: commando, G50, nycNorton, racing | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Closed

Racing 2014 | California Dreaming

The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association, or AHRMA, has lumped a lot of their racing weekends into back-to-back events.  There are mixed feelings about this as 50% believe it's impossible to take that much time off from work, and the other 50% like the fact they can get more bang for their travel buck.  For our East Coast-based racing operation, the back-to-backs weekends of Willow Springs and Sonoma Raceway in Southern and Northern California, respectively, made for easy planning and logistics.  So the Sprinter was loaded with a Seeley 750, ... read more

Posted in: commando, G50, nycNorton, racing | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Closed

Racing 2014 | Roebling & NOLA - The Southern Rounds

Over the last few years NYC Norton has grown quite a bit as a thriving business rebuilding classics and a successful racing team.  In 2013 we completed a Seeley G50 build for our client Helmut Niederer and delivered it to him at Barber.  Knowing little about Helmut's racing skills (other than rumors he'd taken Kevin Schwantz's racing school at least 30 times), our mission for the weekend was simply to help him get started with his new possession.  By the end of the Barber event Helmut's lap times put him ... read more

Posted in: builds, commando, G50, nycNorton, racing | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Closed

Video Kills The Radio Star | Longsight Films documents NYC Norton

http://vimeo.com/94232950 Quite often we get requests from photographers, filmmakers, etc, to come to our shop and shoot.  The space is quite beautiful and there are many stories within.  Our friend (and Triton and Commando owner), Chuka Umunna, badgered us for quite some time, asking if he could come in and document what we do.  I will say quite honestly I wasn't too eager to have NYC Norton be the subject of yet another film made about the "biker's ethic", which is so au courant and overly-done these ... read more

Posted in: commando, G50, nycNorton, racing, street | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Closed

Phillip Island 2014 | The Island Classic, and more

On Thursday, January 16, 2014, former TT Racer and tuner of some of the fastest classic bikes Maurice Candy, Dave Roper, and I, met in Terminal 4 at JFK to begin our long journey to Phillip Island, Australia, to take part in the 21st annual Island Classic.  The Australian Motorcycle News (AMCN) had invited a group of Yanks to participate, providing transportation via two 40' containers full of bikes departing from both the West and East Coast of the USA. As seen in a previous post, I loaded up my ... read more

Posted in: G50, nycNorton, racing | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Closed