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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Remembering the figure of Norton F1 Superbike

In the late 1980s to early 1990s, the Norton F1 Superbike is considered the most exotic motorcycle in the world. The design is not half-hearted because supported by many classy racing parts.

As we all knew, the Norton F1 uses twin spar aluminum chassis designed by Spondon, PVM wheels, Brembo brakes as well as WP adjustable suspension. Its figure is increasingly fierce with black, gray and gold full fairing, paintwork of 'John Player Special' so makes it stand out from other superbikes in that era.
Norton F1 Superbike is considered the most exotic motorcycle in the world in the late 1980s to early 1990s, because supported by many classy racing parts. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1bWNwG)
But the most interesting is the model uses a rotary engine, although some brands have applied such as the Honda RC30, Yamaha OW01 and Bimota YB4, but none of those machines performing like the Norton F1.

The motorcycle was uses a liquid cooled twin-rotor rotary engine with a capacity of 588 cc, has a very fast rotation, could produces the power up to 85 hp and capable to reach a top speed of 225 km/h. The result was the Norton F1 able to collect many victories in the motorcycle racing events, including in the prestigious racing event like Isle of Man TT in 1992.
Norton F1 Superbike was able to collect many victories in the motorcycle racing events, including in the prestigious racing event like Isle of Man TT in 1992. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1bWNwG)
Superbike was designed by two British designers, ie Richard Seymour and Dick Powell of Seymourpowell, which is actually a clothing design company in London. Both had also designed the Yamaha and BMW Motorrad's hydrogen-powered motorcycle, and ENV. Understandably both are graduated from the Royal College of Art.
Norton F1 Superbike was designed by two British designers, ie Richard Seymour and Dick Powell of Seymourpowell, which is actually a clothing design company in London. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1bWNwG)
The beginning of its design seems easy, especially after they have studied the Honda CBR600, CBR1000F, and Bimota DB1. But the longer they design and find the reality that all of the design of the models refer to the complex aerodynamics, but that's an important factor supporting the futuristic motorcycles.
Rear left side view of Norton F1 Superbike. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1bWNwG)
Although designed as a closed and the motorists seemed to blend into one with the motorcycle, but the design of the rear section is quite innovative. Why? because the hot air from the engine and the cooling is designed to flow out from the bottom. So that the body of the motorcycle like into a seamless unified shape.

Another problem, the Wankel engine intakes are in the middle of its two rotors, so that the air will enter through the exhaust part so easy to overheat and as the result was lose its power.
With the help of Brian Crighton, an engineer from Lichfield, on the exhaust section fitted air duct which will draw air as well as cool the internal parts. And Brian called it as Exhaust Ejector. Because of this brilliant idea was made the Norton attracted to hire him on the strategic and racing sections.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NAIKMOTOR]
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