Manx Norton (1950)

The 1950 Manx Norton motorcycle has a four-stroke, single-cylinder engine with a capacity of 498.3 cc and is air cooled. It has a fully enclosed rockerbox and a single exhaust. The ignition is a Lucas magdyno, 6V with a kick start. It runs on an AMAL Concentric 932 R300 induction system and has a maximum power output of 38 kW/51 hp at 7200 rpm. The transmission is a 4-speed AMC with a chain final drive. The frame is a Norton Featherbed, double cradle design, and the front suspension is a Ceriani telescopic fork while the rear suspension is a swingarm with twin shocks. The front and rear brakes are drum, with the front having a 4 leading shoe design and the rear using a single leading shoe. The wheels are Akront with both the front and rear having 19″ rims. The tires are Avon Roadrunner 90/90 19 52H for the front and Avon roadrunner 19 for the rear. The top speed of the Manx Norton is 225 km/h / 140 mph.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Norton Manx

Year: 1950

Engine: Four stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, fully enclosed rockerbox
Capacity: 498.3 cc / 30.4 in
Bore x Stroke: 86.1 x 85.6 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Exhaust: Single
Induction: AMAL Concenrtic 932 R300
Ignition: Lucas magdyno, 6V
Starting: Kick
Max Power: 38 kW / 51 hp @ 7200 rpm
Transmission: 4-Speed, AMC
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Norton Featherbed, double cradle
Front Suspension: Ceriani telescopic fork
Rear Suspension: Swingarm, twin shocks
Front Brakes: Drum, 4 leading shoe

Rear Brakes: Drum, single leading shoe
Wheels: Akront
Front Rim: 19″ rim
Rear Rim: 19″ rim
Front Tyre: Avon Roadrunner 90/90 19 52H
Rear Tyre: Avon roadrunner 19
Top Speed: 225 km/h / 140 mph

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