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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-18-2002, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Guess the Bike!

Okay Aris, I read that you are bored. What type of bike is this, Trivia Gurus?


5 extra points for telling me what kind of engine it has
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Okay Aris, I read that you are bored. What type of bike is this, Trivia Gurus?


5 extra points for telling me what kind of engine it has
Nice trivia Tigertex! I'm not saying the answer so that everyone else can play
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Okay, I'm giving another hint. Here's another picture. It's got some extra bits on the fairing but it is the same bike. Possibly the "Sport" Version, am I right Aris?
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I was about to say a CBRF1 with a single seat cowl with customized fairings. But then I saw the second picture, and it's got two pipes, and it looks too bulky to be a CBR. A suzuki GSX-F?
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Richie,

Nope. The fairings in the first pic could have been custom, to tell you the truth, I'm not really sure. It's hard to find pics of this bike and compare. I'm pretty sure that the plastic in the second pic is probably stock. Aris could probably clarify because he has actually seen one. From what I have read, they made a "race" version first and a "sport" version next. I kinda thought the first one was the race version and the second was the sport version.

Hint: The motor type in this bike is much more unique (to motorcycles) than those that you mentioned.

btw, what are you doing in the PI? I lived there for about 3 years when I was a kid. Clark AFB.
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Norton F1 with rotary engine(Wankel I presume).
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John,

You got it!



Here's a link to a summary of the specs

http://www.bikez.com/bike/index.php?bike=12029

and another pic.
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btw, what are you doing in the PI? I lived there for about 3 years when I was a kid. Clark AFB.
I live here
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Hi Tigertex,
I think the first one is the Norton F1 Sports (P55B) and the second the Norton F1 Street Motorcycle (P55).
They could also be the same, as these bikes were hand built and one could differ from another. They were built in very small numbers!
Nice one RCJohn
The 3rd picture is the real JPS racing bike which won many races in UK. Hislop won the Isla of Man TT on one!
BTW maybe you remember the famous video from the TT showing a bike tankslapping like crazy until it went down. It was this bike again...
Now what about the blue bike in the background of the first picture? Anyone know what it is?


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Norton Commander P52.
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