24 feb 2009

Norton 588 nrv and Michael Dunlop at TT Man 2009

From the Birmingham ( uk) National Museum of Motorcycle to the Tourist Trophy 2009 . Rider M. Dunlop ( son of Robert and grandson of Joey the legendary). Engine 588 cc Wankel twin rotors , 173 bhp, 130 kg dryweight. Norton come to his last victory at Man in 1992 with Steve Hislop. Spondon frame and swingarm, 9,6:1 comp. ratio, body by Harris performance, injection controlled by an Omex ECU using GEMS software, powered by a Yamaha R6 generator and controlling a single injector per rotor in own dual 36mm throttle bodies. Variable intake system( trumpets) until 120 mm . Ecu operates on throttles on ride by wire in a copy of modular Ducati Motogp. Thanks to Brian Crighton for having made this dream possible. Thanks to Alan Cathcart for his contribution to the development of the machine.
photo MCN