JPS Nor­ton RCW588

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The coolest look­ing bike isn’t al­ways the fastest! Ron Haslam’s black and gold Nor­ton fin­ished 92 sec­onds be­hind the now-le­gendary bat­tle be­tween Kevin Sch­wantz and Wayne Rainey at Don­ing­ton in 1991. The first Nor­ton to be pro­duced af­ter the split be­tween le­gendary ro­tary bike en­gi­neer Brian Crighton and the firm, it used a Har­ris chas­sis around its unique Wankel engine that was al­ways con­tro­ver­sial in Grand Prix rac­ing due to its am­bigu­ous ca­pac­ity.

It wasn’t quite a rocket but Ron looked the busi­ness

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