|1959 Norton ES2||Homepage||$14,000.00|
First produced in 1927 the ES2 was the longest running Norton design of all time. Originally launched as a sporting motorbike,the long
stroke, single cylinder design was continuously developed throughout its long life.The designation ES2 originated from the
original design where E was for extra cost, S for sports and 2 was reference to the 79mm x 100mm 490cc engine
It remained popular due to its reliability and ease of maintenance, as well as the traditional design. From 1947 the ES2 had an innovative hydraulically damped telescopic front fork and race developed frame with plunger rear suspension. Starting in 1953 the ES2 frame was again revised with a newsingle downtube swinging- arm frame.
In 1959 the ES2 received its last and perhaps most significant update. The famous Rex McCandless designed "Featherbed" frame became standard. Additional improvements included; a much improved AMC gearbox, revised cylinder head, moderised alternator and an 8- inch front brake with full width hubs
This motorcycle is restored to exact original specifications