Norton Dominator: an Australian investigation. Part 2

Bruce J Tinworth continues his investigation into the intriguing Australian export model of Norton’s famous sporting twin. He discovers the Model 7R, a rigid-framed Dominator, trimmed in iridescent colour-schemes, often incorporating innovative and upgraded components… In August 1950, 84 motorcycles were displayed in Brisbane at Australia’s annual motorcycle exhibition. The models displayed by Andersons Agencies included a new rigid-framed twin-cylinder…

Motorbike Women hit £50k in International Women’s Day fundraiser

The women’s motorbike community is making a difference this International Women’s Day. Motorbike Women is growing 11,000 member strong motorcycle group which brings women bikers together. They are celebrating International Women’s Day, their own 5th birthday, and raising a landmark £50,000 for charity. But they aren’t stopping there. To coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8, they are launching…

Norton Dominator: an Australian investigation. Part I

The history of Norton’s sporting twin is well-known around the world, but enthusiast Bruce J Tinworth has uncovered intriguing details about how a very special version of the Dominator ended up in Australia. But first, some background information… Spot the difference between this 1951 Norton twin, and its 1948 counterpart below In the depressed, post-war economic climate, Norton Motors took…

PREVIEW: March issue of RealClassic magazine

The brand new March edition of RealClassic magazine is packed full of classic machines, tales from the shed, in-depth interviews and striking photography. Here’s what’s coming up in the March issue: Tales from the Shed It’s a thrill-a-minute as Frank drills holes for parts which don’t fit and uncovers a mystery or two. Velocette Venom Paul Miles girds his loins, ready to…