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SUPERLIGHT QUERY......

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by 961al, Dec 3, 2019 at 2:07 PM.

  1. 961al

    961al

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    Norton quote max power of 105 bhp at 12500 rpm for a standard Superlight....so why is there a pic in the new SL brochure of the redline at aprox 11250 rpm...? Maybe a Norton official could comment...?

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  2. Fast Eddie

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    Is 11,250 the IOM red line limit?

    I recall reading that the IOM bikes had their limiters set lower than the road bikes will be due to IOM rules...
     
  3. TonyA

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    I remember reading that too. We could probably find your post about it.
     
  4. 961al

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    that's correct Nige...i think there's a rev limit to be adhered to in the lightweight class...was it 11600 ?...i do hope it's 12500 for the road bike tho...oh-and NO, i STILL can't get any info off Norton about customer bike delivery...:rolleyes:
     
  5. Fast Eddie

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    I just dug out the MCN article where they tested the IOM race bike, the rev limit was set at 11,000 for IOM rules.

    So that’s unlikely to be the reason it’s showing 11,250 in the brochure...
     
  6. BritTwit

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    Could that be to reduce the possibility of road surface lubrication from engine oil after whirling bits explode from over revving motors?
     
  7. TonyA

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    I am having very long delays now getting parts I want for the 961 too.
     
  8. Fast Eddie

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    I don’t think so, I think it’s an attempt to ‘level the playing field’ a bit.
     
  9. Britfan60

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    WOW. 0 mph. Suckers fast!!!
     

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