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    Handbuilt with pride in Britain

    Norton NRV588 Rotary Racer

    This machine was prototyped in 2006 by Brian Crighton and is directly evolved from the racer he designed for the 1995 season. Featured in Motor Cycle News 10 March 1994, it was a projected onward development of the Duckhams Nortons which stormed UK circuits in 1994, when Ian Simpson won the British Supercup championship and team-mate Phil Borley was third.
    Outstanding features of Crighton's latest racer are numerous computer-controlled functions and the retention of the 1994 twin-shock chassis layout, but with a single shock absorber on one side, taking advantage of the SPONDON swingarm's extreme rigidity. Many features on this machine are in common use on racetracks today, showing how far ahead of its time the NRV-588 was when first conceived more than 10 years ago.
    General Specification

    This NRV-588 has an advanced, up-to-date technical specification using computers to control all operations, but the general configuration is as follows:
    • 588cc twin-rotor Wankel type
    • Fuel injected, direct spray into both bell mouths
    • Fully variable intake tract to peak maximum torque between 8000-11,000rpm
    • Electric water pump
    • Ducted fan air cooling for rotors
    • Fly-by-wire throttle
    • Projected at 170 BHP @ 11,500 RPM
    • Max torque 80 Ibs ft, at variable rpm
    Chassis Twin spar aluminium, by Spondon Front Suspension Ohlins upside-down fork Rear Suspension Ohlins specially made long-stroke single-sided direct connection unit Brakes AP Discs with radial mounted front callipers and rear 2 piston brake calliper. Wheels Dymag 16.5in Tyres Dunlop Weight 130kg (dry)

    Alan Cathcart rides the Norton NRV588 at Mallory Park
    If you would like to own a limited edition Norton NRV588 race bike please complete and submit this form. We will contact you when more information is available. Register your interest now.

    2008 Norton Racing Ltd. All rights reserved

  • #2
    yeh is nice


    • #3
      um i want.... i love the wankel motors
      Please, Just go home, relax, and have a think or two... hell... have as many as you can handle! It'll do all of us some good.
      94 Katana 600


      • #4
        I would love to have the street version, but i think they will be a bit to pricey for me.
        Ok, no more mister nice guy, i've met the guy in the street, and he's a wanker.


        • #5
          Eh...wankel...British and not a Triumph...pass...
          90% of motorcycle forum members do not have a service manual for their bike.

          Originally posted by Badfaerie
          I love how the most ignorant people I have met are the ones that fling the word "ignorant" around like it's an insult, or poo. Maybe they think it means poo
          Originally posted by soulless kaos
          but personaly I dont see a point in a 1000 you can get the same power from a properly tuned 600 with less weight and better handeling.


          • #6
            Id like to see a few more views of that in the street version. It could have a rocket out the azz but if it looks like a stir fried turd then why bother.
            The newest addition to the Family!
            stop by the garage for a better look!


            • #7
              It IS the bomb! Lots of question marks, but I saw pics of the one Dunlop was racing at the IOM. Very cool. I might be interested in a road going version retailing around $17,000 with the Ohlins and Dymags or $13000 will never happen.


              • #8
                2007 Honda CBR600rr
                2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

                visit the Twisted Assassins


                • #9
                  I want that! I love rotary motors!
                  01 Kat 600
                  -Modified stock muffler
                  -Jetted carbs
                  -Custom seat
                  -Custom paint

                  "And I to my motorcycle
                  Parked like the soul of the junkyard
                  Restored, a bicycle fleshed
                  With power, and tore off
                  Up Highway 106 continually
                  Drunk on the wind in my mouth
                  Wringing the handlebar for speed
                  Wild to be wreckage forever."