Wednesday 2 December 2015

1907 Norton V-twin - For sale

-JdK- For sale on; a 1907 Norton. It looks in very good shape for a bike over one hundred years old though any buyer should do his homework and have a very close look at all the details and period pictures before making the purchase; little is known about these machines.

-SG- It has been suggested by a couple of regular site visitors with an interest in pre-WW1 models that this project may not be all it is cracked up to be. Comments made are:
  • Front forks, wheels and handlebars appear to be incorrect.
  • The frame is too long, and the rear section is incorrect, while the frame lugs are too heavy. 
  • The saddle on the 1907 Norton fits in the top frame tube.
  • The Peugeot engine may be correct for the period but it was used by other manufacturers besides Nortons.
All in all, like a certain other supposedly 1907 Norton, it appears to be a random collection of parts!