Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by BLIGHTYBRIT/SF, Jun 27, 2018.
Thanks, Rob. The 961 fits like a glove.
Depends on how hard and high you set the rear suspension, I once had a tarmac racing
bike that had a very soft Moto X damper, which squashed down once I planted my bum on the seat.
It's certainly growing on me. If we can get more support from the dealerships in the US and they sell well, I'd consider it. Not going to be one of those "first boatload" guys again. There was definitely something very cool about that, (1 of 10 in the US)but it had its drawbacks.
I definitely want a Atlas Nomad.
But then Again I also kinda want a Triumph Speed Twin or Indian FTR1200S
Triumph Speed Twin with a TEC cam is looking good to me.
Has anybody ridden a Norton Atlas yet ? Any tests or reviews ? It looks like Teasdale's is starting to sell them but yet no riding , test or reviews ?
I think Teasdale are just taking orders Tony, no ride reviews yet that I’m aware of.
No factory in which to build them yet either.
Has anybody seen one complete ? I mean with 12,000rpm tach etc.. Not the leftovers from the 961 parts bins . They are even using the Talon spoked hub of the 961 which is a disappointment to me . I wanted to see a move toward a better cush drive. It could be that with the smaller/lighter impulses from the 650cc engine , this cush drive may work better. Do you remember Norton saying they were going to come out with an improved rear wheel cush drive ? All I am asking for is a rear wheel cush drive rubber that last as long as one chain and sprocket set ! I've replaced mine 3 times in 11,400 miles !
Same with my cush drive rubbers, no more problems since I drive the carbon wheels. They came with rubbers with a metal ring on the inside...