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    Re: Norton V4-RR


    Quote Originally Posted by jwm2k3 View Post
    Im gonna demand you start from pit lane.....too many engines lol
    Why are you worried, you're not in ULGP where all the fun is. Me on the other hand, I may need to make that protest...

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    I think you underestimate how many engines some go through in a typical season... *ahemmotards*

    I know some folks who have two bikes just for when one blows up...

    Superbike engines have a lifespan in hours, 'tis what it is.

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    Re: Norton V4-RR

    Going on season number 4 of observing motards, grand total is 2 blown engines. That's got to be less than 2% of the field...

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    Re: Norton V4-RR

    Don't spoil it for him, Scottie convinced himself that everyone was blowing through 5000 motors like underwear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdovego View Post
    Going on season number 4 of observing motards, grand total is 2 blown engines. That's got to be less than 2% of the field...
    Did you include my cracking a cylinder casting that count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    Did you include my cracking a cylinder casting that count?
    None of yours count, you introduce too many variables to place any blame on the manufacturer.

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    Who said anything about blaming the MFG? We're talking about taking bikes and putting them into roles where they were never intended to be.

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    To be fair to Scottie, Bill Morey has popped a few. Clarkie, Chiappisi. The seem to pop em like candy too.

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    Re: Norton V4-RR

    Back on topic......

    On 2nd thought...this bike blows.

    Copy of a Spondon frame. Aprillia engine, Ohlins suspension, aftermarket wheels.....what did Norton even do?

    They just slapped together a bunch of other manufacturers parts, made the front bodywork look like a 675R and put their name on it.

    Lame.

    On the other hand, the new Norton Commando cafe racer....Id like one of those

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    Its an Italian bike...Ive had (have?) a few

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    Er, it's not a copy of a Spondon, Norton OWNs Spondon so it's the real deal. Motor is an inhouse design, inspired by the 'priller maybe but I doubt you'll find any parts that'll swap.

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    Ok, so then i was mistaken.....bike is much cooler now.

    Back to Scottie starting from pit lane.....

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    Its an Italian bike...Ive had (have?) a few

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    The norton has a parts bin look to me. I see triumph 675 tank and even the frame, gsxr/busa nose, etc. While I agree to an extent that focused market segments tend to arrive at similar designs, I don't think all bikes in the segment look like parts bin specials. The Aprilia, Ducati, Yamaha, and even the Honda at least look like one integrated design.

    I think the commando is a much better example of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    To be fair to Scottie, Bill Morey has popped a few. Clarkie, Chiappisi. The seem to pop em like candy too.
    All mad tinkerers

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    Clarkie, mad tinkerer? He does his maint religiously and I've not seen anything close to radical out of his builds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    Clarkie, mad tinkerer? He does his maint religiously and I've not seen anything close to radical out of his builds.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

    ftr - I'd buy a Norton if space and money was of no concern.

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