Norvin 1000


The Norvin 1000 is essentially a Vincent engine mounted in a Norton frame and has been made since the 1950's. It is such an impressive looking 1000cc engine but does come with a downside.


This downside is the weight of the Vincent engine which obviously effects the handling of the bike. Whatever the case it's still a classic motorcycle that has made it's place in café racer history.  Hailwood Motorcycle Restorations in the U.K still builds brand-new 1000cc to 1200cc Vincent motors to modern specs if you are in that part of the world.


This Audi orange Barton Norvin (below) was build by Mick Barton.

Photo and specs credit Barbara Barton

Specification of the Barton Norvin
Frame:  Manx Norton Frame
Forks: Norton Forks. Fork covers are highly polished aluminium
- Front Wheel:  TZ Yamaha Racing Wheel with four leading shoes brake. Original DID rims with stainless steel spokes.  All hardware chromed.
-            Rear Wheel: TZ Yamaha rear wheel
Air Scoop :  Custom Laser cut air scoop
Mudguards:  Custom highly polished aluminium
Front End:  
-        MV headlamp brackets holding  chromed Triumph T140 Headlamp
-        Original Italian Tomeselli Clip on levers and twist grip.
-        Aluminium advance and retard levers and valve lifter lever
-        John Tickle top Yoke Polished Aluminium
-        Cerriani Steering Damper
-        150 mph Smiths Chronometric Speedo
-        Smiths Conical racing rev counter with racing rev counter drive
-        Custom made aluminium speedo and rev counter bracket
-        V Max fly screen
Rear End:
-        Original Miller light mounted in custom made light surround
-        Rear mudguard similar in style to Manx fibreglass guards but custom made from  aluminium.
-        Rear shock absorbers are Cerriani
-        Swinging arm is a chromed Manx one