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Manxman

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Richard, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. Richard

    Richard

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    Whatever happened to the first bikes that Norton shipped over to the US when they first entered the US market - the "Manxman" bikes?

    I've never heard of them but apparantly they were 600cc Dominators with high bars etc..? Any ideas?
     
  2. dynodave

    dynodave

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  3. Richard

    Richard

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    Thanks Dave, so I guess they've 'drifted away' then?
     
  4. Jevans

    Jevans

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    manxman redux

    You may be interested to note that Manxman was also the trade name for rebuilt Atlases with hotter manx-style engines in them. Nevil Evans made these bikes for road use until the 1990s I believe.

    Bob Dixon of windcheetach.co.uk in the Manchester UK area bought the rights to produce Nevil's Manxman a few years ago. He had some great plans to build up these manx-style road bikes, however with the 9/11 disaster and general economic malaise, he has had to focus on his high-tech bicycle business instead.
     

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