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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Unique double-engined Norton custom bike

Some motorcycles seem to be sacrosanct when it comes to customizing, while others are fair game. So you see quite a few Triumph Trophy customs, and not many Nortons.

But Jason Kidd, owner of Flyrite Choppers, has no qualms: his extraordinary 'Double Trouble' custom has not one, but two 1960s Norton Atlas 750 twins nestling in the frame.
Flyrite Double Trouble Norton. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1KtaZv6)
It could have been a monstrosity, but the result is clean, classy and attention grabbing. And given that it’s hard enough to get a single-engined bike looking good, this is quite an achievement. The bike has an output of 110 bhp at least or maybe more.
Left side view of Flyrite Double Trouble Norton. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Ipi3Xn)
Flyrite’s down-to-earth philosophy no doubt plays a part—as befits an NHSTA-licensed manufacturer, their bikes are soundly engineered: on Double Trouble, there’s a place for everything, and everything is in its place.
Two 1960s Norton Atlas 750 twins nestling in the frame. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Ipi3Xn)
"At Flyrite Choppers we build bikes the way they used to be: basic, bare bones, wrench-on-it-yourself for the real motorcycle rider. We have basic principles that we adhere to when building a bike."
Despite taking top honors at last year’s Harvest Classic European and Vintage Motorcycle Rally in Luckenbach, there are surprisingly few images of Double Trouble around—so we have Texas-based photographer Bill Fraser to thank for sending these in. More shots after the tech sheet below. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FLYRITE CHOPPERS | BIKEEXIF]
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