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Barber's Best

A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.


1962 Norton Manx

1962 Norton Manx

1962 Norton Manx

Country: Great Britain
Engine: Air-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: Lucas rotating magnet 2MTT magneto
Power Rating: 35bhp @ 7,000rpm
Bore x Stroke: 76mm x 76.7mm
Displacement: 348cc
Valves: Double overhead cams, shaft & bevel driven
Fuel System: Amal 1 3/8” Grand Prix carburetor with matchbox float chamber
Transmission: 4-speed, close-ratio gears
Suspension: Front Norton “Roadholder” telescopic fork, rear twin shock
Brakes: Front four shoe drum, rear drum
Weight: 325lb
Top Speed: 116mph

1962 Norton Manx

Final version of the legendary Manx production racer, identified by the double sided front brake. In production since the mid-Thirties, it’s possibly the most successful and popular race bike of all time with literally hundreds of wins to its credit.

1962 Norton Manx