Quick Stats

1962-68 745cc (73x89mm) OHV twin 50hp, 120mph, 50mpg, 410lbs

What to Expect

Bigger engine’s improved torque was severely limited by its excessive vibration; even the handling wasn’t as good as the vibes made the bars leap about in your hands at high speeds. It’s possible and sensible to fit a smaller Norton (or even Jap) engine in the excellent chassis. Also street scrambler versions in AMC frame turning up as Yank imports – well dodgy but good for character improvement!