While we are thrashing this originality issue around here, spotted this gem for sale. Now, I wouldn't mind seeing how this would perform. Nor would I be deeply offended to see it out racing with suitable opponents. If folks didn't think they could build a better mousetrap, we'd all still be riding penny farthings.... I was somewhat amused to see it called a Manx Norton though. ! Manx Matchless might be more appropriate ?