- Aug 26, 2010
SteveA said:You are seeking the reason why Norton could not get the Challenge to meet it's potential, but you don't seem to accept that funding and management was a significant issue, and I am also saying that, in context, even if they did it would not have been the world beater they sought....Roberts had the equipment, support and skill to beat anything they might have done....
I'm not denying that in the slightest, although I didn't utter one word in that direction.
I merely posed the question - what was done mechanically to produce such a vast improvement later on.
If I had known that Cosworth had produced so many engines that were later idle, would/should have chased one up - always fancied a road bike with a water cooled twin.
But then a Nemesis sounded interesting/plausible too...
P,S. Lots of bikes have had outboard disks ?
Didn't Ducati have some ?
I thought that looked like a solution looking for a problem. Although it may keep some heat away from the tires ?
Tell us more about this Mr Sutherland.