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Norton TT Model 18

This record-breaking motorcycle was specially assembled by the Norton works team for the Brooklands motorcycle Grands Prix.

This motorbike was delivered to the Norton works team, based at Brooklands, in May 1927. It is made up of a TT frame, shorter than the usual Brooklands track frames, and an engine specially assembled by expert tuner Pat Driscoll.

The short frame made it ideal for the new Mountain Circuit introduced at Brooklands in 1926, and this bike took part in the 1927 and 1828 motorcycle Grands Prix held on the course. It was then used by Nigel Spring and Bert Denly to break the world 24-hour motorcycle speed record at Montlhéry, France in August 1928.

Collection Data

Date Built
1927

Location
ERA Shed

Category
Motorcycles

Technical 
Specifications

 

  • Engine: 490cc
  • Top Speed:
  • Manufacturer: Norton
  • Model: TT Model 18
  • Origin: Birmingham