Norton F1

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Norton F1
Norton F1.jpg
Manufacturer Norton Motors Limited
Also called P55
Production 1990–1991
Engine 588 cc (35.9 cu in) liquid-cooled twin-rotor Wankel engine
Transmission duplex primary chain, 5-ratio gearbox, single-row final drive chain
Wheelbase 1465mm
Dimensions L: 2060mm
W: 740mm
H: 1130mm
Fuel capacity 20 l (4.4 imp gal; 5.3 US gal)

The Norton F1 is a road-going sports motorcycle that Norton based on its RCW588 racing motorcycle. The F1 was offered in only one livery: black with gold decals and grey and gold stripes, to reflect John Player's sponsorship of Norton's race team. It was distinctive for using a 588 cc liquid-cooled twin-rotor Wankel engine. This unit was developed from the motor in the Norton Commander.


Original factory brochure (1990). Norton JPS F1. Norton Motors Limited. 

Perkins, Kris (1991). Norton Rotaries. The Crowood Press. ISBN 1-85532-181-5. 

Magrath, Derek (1991). Norton the Complete Story. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-86126-062-8.