About a year ago, Norton Motorcycles got a cash injection of over $5 million from the British government in an initiative to stimulate the country’s domestic engineering. Now it looks like that, along with the company’s own R&D investment, is going to crank out one hell of a sport bike.
Don the tweed and pomade. The Goodwood Revival is a living exhibit of Britain’s motoring past, but is this a positive for mechanical culture going forward, or an anchor keeping us navel gazing into the past?
If Ducati is the two-wheeled equivalent of Ferrari, then Norton is trying to be the analog to Aston Martin. At least that’s what Norton’s Head of Design, Simon Skinner, is saying with the release of the first sketches of the company’s all-new, 1,200cc V4 superbike.
It takes a lot of work to create those sweeping action shots of cars and bikes with blurred backgrounds and a sense of speed. Most photographers normally use a chase car or a camera mounted to a pole, followed by hours in Photoshop. Matthew Jones came up with something else: The Human Rig.
Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
Before they become barn finds or scrap metal, old vehicles stumble into a purgatory, stashed somewhere by owners who never find time to fix them. Here's the story of two men who gave their father a Christmas gift of time.
Bumbeck came down from the hills in the Mighty Starlet to catch a showing of Cars today (which totally brought out the softy in us, and may well be our favorite Pixar film yet — disregard the haters and see it). He calls and says, "Hey, I just ran across this awesome bike show," which happened to be at Century…