NOR­TON PLANNED TO EN­TER 500s

Motorcycle News (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

Nor­ton had their eyes on en­ter­ing 500GPS with their ro­tary racer. At the time, though, they were hand­i­capped by the FIM’S 1.7:1 equiv­a­lency for­mula for pis­ton and ro­tary en­gines, mean­ing that the bike would be 294cc. Two years later, the Nor­ton did race at the Brit GP in the hands of Ron Haslam (pic­tured) – as a 588cc bike. He fin­ished 12th.

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