- Jul 25, 2010
1967 T. T. Machine , above .
Yes, with the Manx gearbox it could do about 135mph, and all this information was available in 1961.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