Building a motorcycle by putting a Vincent engine into a Norton wideline frame has been done by the Brits since a long time. It’s called a NORVIN. And now, coming again from England, putting an American Sportster engine in a Norton looking frame will create a NORLEY motorcycle.
The idea comes from British frame manufacturer JW Motorcycles. This special frame, including swingarm with bearings and spindle, plus rear engine mount, weighs only 14.75 kg (about 32 pounds.) Headstock is set with a 26-degree rake and machined to accept \Ssportster yokes using taper bearings. The standard belt drive can be used, or there are sprocket conversions available. The frame will be available with a choice of 3 different gas tank and an aluminum oil tank/battery box combo. Santiago Chopper is importing the frame kit in the USA and is right now building one NORLEY. How is it going to look? You will see it first in my Blog, but I bet in the style of a Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer. To follow….