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The bike James Bond would ride...

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Fast Eddie, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

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    ... well that’s what MCN said in this weeks editon, they’ve done a 250 mile road test on the new 1200.

    To say it sounds impressive would be a tad of an understatement...
     
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  2. BritTwit

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    And why not?
    There should be enough space underneath the bodywork to house the counter measures needed in case Spectre villains attach him.
    Lasers, missiles, even an oil slick, it is a Norton after all.
     
  3. TonyA

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    Any chance you can send a pic of the article ? Thanks .
     
  4. Rob Jameson - Norton UK

    Rob Jameson - Norton UK

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    Having been privileged enough to have now ridden a V4SS, I can quite honestly say it is possibly the nicest motorcycle I have ever ridden.

    JB wouldn't need rockets and lasers, the thing is so damn fast he could just ride away.
     
  5. Fast Eddie

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    You ridden a SL yet Rob?
     
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  6. Fast Eddie

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    For those without access to MCN, hopefully you can zoom in on these:

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  7. Fast Eddie

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    Not many bikes get 5 stars...

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  8. skinthespin

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    And you only rode it in road mode Rob ;)
     
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  9. Britfan60

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    Runs dry at 108 miles? Guess I won't be riding the Blue Ridge Parkway.
     
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  10. Fast Eddie

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    Read the ‘quick fire’ questions on the 5th pic, according to SG that was due to having a pre prod fuel tank.
     
  11. TonyA

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    Hello Simon , It looks like the Atlas Nomad should have good leg room and a relaxed knee bend. Can we get more photos of people sitting on it , feet on ground and feet on pegs ? Is it also possible to consider a larger fuel tank and some accessories for touring ? Thanks !
     
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  12. TonyA

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    Hello FE , Thank you for taking the time to post this article . This is going to be tough competition against some large manufacturers in this class , lets hope for the best !
     
  13. Rob Jameson - Norton UK

    Rob Jameson - Norton UK

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    No, not yet - will let you know when I have.

    Also, I rode it in 'wet' mode, which is the softest mode! Just didn't want to be that guy who threw a £44k bike down the road :(
     
  14. Fast Eddie

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    Looks like a new forum handle to me “wet mode Rob”...
     
  15. bpjthornton

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    Just read the review........ may just put a deposit down. Lead time should allow me to sell a few bikes and get the wife's permission.

    However, they do say its easier to beg for forgiveness than seek permission.
     
  16. storm42

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    Hmm, a lot of pre-production faults for the No.1 of 200 production bike and 27MPG!!!! that must be running a VW control unit to pass EU emission rules.
     
  17. Fast Eddie

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    Yeah but come on Ralph, who gives a flying f**k about MPG on a bike like that ?!?

    I know I wouldn’t.

    Oh but wait, I bet the SL has much better MPG...!
     
  18. thesixthelephant

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    Plus, there is no storage for Derry Boots or a Belstaff and I cant believe Norton omitted a centre stand and that Paint won't stand up to salted roads in the winter.
     
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  19. Fast Eddie

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    Yeah but word is Craven are developing a pannier and top box kit for it...
     
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  20. storm42

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    Good point well made, and the bigger tank will allow 100 miles before having to go to the petrol station, again.
     

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