Norton Motorcycles, the iconic British motorcycle brand recently resurrected by Stuart Garner, packed up their rotary-engined NRV588 racing motorcycle and left Britain today. Their destination: The Bonneville Salt Flats, right here in the US of A, where Garner himself will attempt to pilot the bike to a land speed record.
If Garner is successful, the NRV588 will set the world land speed record for a rotary motorcycle.
And, speaking of the NRV, Norton has a road-going edition of this racer in the works. It’s no where near as pretty as a 1991 Commander F1, but, it’ll probably be a whole lot faster. They are being hand-built in Norton’s Donington Park factory, even as I write this.
Oh, and since I mentioned it…
I think there’s 55 of these left in the whole world.