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Sale Date: 8th June 2008

Lot Number: 41
1951 Norton ES2

  • 1951 Norton ES2

Estimate: (£) 3,500 - 4,500

Reg Number: NRL 541
Frame Number:361BY
Engine Number:NRl 541
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The Norton Model ES2 was first introduced in the late 1920s using a '3 tube CS1' frame, and the basics of the earlier OHV motor, redesigned with rear-mounted magneto and enclosed pushrods. The frame design was soon to be changed for the traditional twin rear tube cradle frame, which was to remain in production in various guise until the introduction of the Featherbed frame in the mid 50s.

The ES2 proved to be an immensely popular mount for the serious motorcyclist, and good examples are always in demand. This example is nicely restored and sporting the pre war design rigid rear frame and Norton Roadholder forks represents what some regard as the best of the Norton singles, before the introduction of the plunger suspension arrangement.

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