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That's way more than I can take in today to study but for the leaning picture. I have to lay Ms Peel over half way more to prevent her hi sides or to on purpose trip her out by power to get far enough down the hi sides only lift and fling her upright on landing not head over tea kettle. NOthing will change direction faster sharper than a controled hi side crash. Snatches the bar right out of hands if not already letting go of them at the right instant after the excessive throttle action and release. Ms Peel with the links SPIKES her corner acceleration right where every thing else is in the least accelerating traction condition. When everythings else tires let go they fling wider and slow down, Not Ms Peel! I need the blower to wind up her chassis spring more like pulling a sling shot further to release a shot harder at target, which in Peels case is the mext most open straight line through turns. Fastet turns to her are a fasceted series of short drag race sprints not long held constant G force limited turn. But even w/o tripping out to facet turns she still sticks better than balloon tire race bikes so don't even have to transition beyond phase 2 coutner steering to eat em up like slow mo parking lot cones. Flabber-Gastingly Fabulous !!!

For straight line busts she will tuck her nose down 3+"s like a real dedicated dragster but then can pop up for extra far over leans or trials bike hi centering clearance.
 
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Thanks for the interesting article; some of which I have not seen before. It looks to be from of an old copy of the Motor Cycle weekly.
At last I can put a face to the name Syd Mizen!
It is interesting on the Norton entrant in the Daytona races.
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So the original Dommie racer 500 that broke the record for pushrod machines at the IOM was actually limping around doing 100mph runs.

I rode the IOM circuit as fast as my skill would allow in 2007. I hit 120 mph with the Vincent on the Sulby straight and I'll bet my average speed was no more than 80 MPH.

So to do 100 one needs to hit 130 or more in the straights and go very fast thru the towns.

That this little bike did that while down on power due to hammered out pushrods makes one wish Norton had carried on with the race program. From the rider's comments, it was already considerably faster than the Manx in acceleration and handling
(35 lbs lighter and lower centre of gravity)

Thanks for posting this .

Glen
 
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worntorn said:
So the original Dommie racer 500 that broke the record for pushrod machines at the IOM was actually limping around doing 100mph runs.

I rode the IOM circuit as fast as my skill would allow in 2007. I hit 120 mph with the Vincent on the Sulby straight and I'll bet my average speed was no more than 80 MPH.

So to do 100 one needs to hit 130 or more in the straights and go very fast thru the towns.

That this little bike did that while down on power due to hammered out pushrods makes one wish Norton had carried on with the race program. From the rider's comments, it was already considerably faster than the Manx in acceleration and handling
(35 lbs lighter and lower centre of gravity)

Thanks for posting this .Glen
Yes, with the Manx gearbox it could do about 135mph, and all this information was available in 1961.
If Norton had not moved their factory from Bracebridge St to Plumstead in 1962 then they would not have lost Doug Hele who stayed in the Midlands and went onto work for the Triumph factory eventually tuning their 500 twin that won the Daytona 200 miler in the 1970s
 

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