John Hancox - Norvin 1000cc

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The 1000cc Norvin combined two of the most famous pieces of motorcycling equipment ever to come from Britain's once mighty industry. When riding a motorcycle equipped with a new frame designed by the McCandless Brothers, Harold Daniels said it was like sitting in a feather bed while riding and the name "featherbed" has become synonymous with Norton ever since. Of equal engineering standards, the motorcycles of Philip Vincent's company were very much the Rolls Royce of Motorcycles and his 1000cc 'V' twin powered his mighty bikes to become the fastest road-going machines of the late 1940s and much of the 1950s. This combination today is highly prized

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