1962 Norton 650SS, beautifully and expertly restored, runs perfectly!

1962 Norton 650SS

Price: US $12,900.00
Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
Make: Norton
Model: 650SS
SubModel: Superbly Restored!
Type: Standard
Year: 1962
Mileage: 4,904
VIN: 10086
Color: Silver
Engine size: 650
Vehicle Title: Clear
Description

Beautifully restored!1962 Norton 650SS Frame number: 10086 Engine number: 10086 "Extremely high maximum speed. Abundant stamina. Pleasant manners. Traditional Norton handling. Full road equipment. Real comfort. That sums up Bracebridge Street's new-for-1962 sporting Dominator 650SS." So said England's well-respected Motor Cycling magazine after riding the new top-of-the-line Norton and with press like that who needs to advertise? Norton launched its first 650cc twin the U.S.-market Manxman in 1960 responding to requests for more power than the original 500s and 600s could reliably supply. Available in Europe the following year the Dominator 650 was built in standard DeLuxe and SS variants all of which featured a new cylinder head with downdraft inlet ports. With 49bhp on tap plentiful low-down torque and exemplary handling courtesy of its race-proven Featherbed frame the 650SS was one of the outstanding sports motorcycles of the 1960s being more than a match for Triumph's Bonneville in terms of all-round performance. Indeed in February 1962 Motor Cycling achieved a best one-way speed of 119.5 mph from a 650SS more than 10mph up on that of the Bonneville tested the previous summer. The matching-numbers 650SS offered here has been on display in a private and very substantial multi-multi-million dollar collection of European cars and motorcycles. Purchased several years ago in the presented cosmetic condition restored to its original specification complete with metal tank the bike was sympathetically overhauled mechanically with attention given to brakes suspension and carburetion. The engine has excellent compression and the bike runs stops and handles exceptionally well. It is accompanied by a substantial file of service and restoration receipts import documentation and all paperwork to register in any state.

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