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This project is for an Electrically powered Norton motorcycle.
The design is focussed on re-introducing the classic lines of the iconic 1950's Manx Norton Racing bikes that dominated the Isle of Man TT races in the day.
Norton has recently changed ownership, and this is the perfect opportunity to revive the icon in a modern way
May 2021
Road bike version with Manx Norton style bodywork and dry-clutch look side panels, Work in progress (mudguard and some detail work to be done)
Electric Manx Norton 2021
Modern Retro take on the Norton Manx Racer
3D printed chassis with aluminium sandwich construction, electric powertrain with motor situated within the chassis to allow for rear wheel / sprocket changes. belt drive April 2021
Electric Manx Norton 2021
Electric Manx Norton 2021
Latest incarnation (April 2021) showing opposed - caliper, hubless centre-hoop front wheel design
Hubless wheel variant (April 2021)
Hubless wheel variant (April 2021)
3D Printed Chassis with Cast Aluminium Headstock 2021
Electric Norton Featherbed showing rolling chassis, battery pack and controller located under the dummy tank bodywork.
Note outer Aluminum chassis plates that sandwich the 3D printed core structure. (April 2021)
Photoshop Idea Sketches 2020
Electric Norton Featherbed Photoshop rendering exploring alternative styling themes.
Photoshop Idea Sketches 2020
Electric Norton Featherbed Photoshop rendering exploring V8 engine styling theme.
Alias Volume Model 2018
Alias Volume Model with Manikin 2018
Alias Volume Model 2018
Idea Sketches 2018
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Electric Cafe Racer Ideation Sketches

These sketches and Alias Proportion models are a first look at introducing Electric bikes to the Norton brand.
The first model was an idea to have an entry - level motorcycle in the Cafe Racer guise.
The subsequent work in progress is taking this idea forward with an Aircraft fuselage type structure and retaining Classic Norton form languages from the post war Race bikes.
Whilst I have explored another version that has a more mechanical component feel.
The third option is an electric layout exploring the V Twin aesthetic, with the body structure forming the V shape arranged around the motor.
The Alias model was made to confirm the dimensions and a final Alias model is work in progress. ( The Barry Sheene rendering design is being developed onto data for Rapid Prototype development in the near future with a supplier in a joint -venture capacity.
Norton were not involved in this project at the time of sharing this information.

Comments (1)
  • So, whats this Retro looking bike all about? Well, its a take on the Norton Featherbed framed race / Cafe Racer bikes of the 1950's, but its an Entry-Level Electric bike. These are the early sketches and Alias Proportion model which I will be Rendering and Modelling up in detail to give a finished proposal. I'm a Petrol Head by nature so I will be researching appropriate hardware to go under the skin and producing the chassis and suspension at the same time, all for fun.

    11 months ago

  • So, whats this Retro looking bike all about? Well, its a take on the Norton Featherbed framed race / Cafe Racer bikes of the 1950's, but its an Entry-Level Electric bike. These are the early sketches and Alias Proportion model which I will be Rendering and Modelling up in detail to give a finished proposal. I'm a Petrol Head by nature so I will be researching appropriate hardware to go under the skin and producing the chassis and suspension at the same time, all for fun.

    11 months ago

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Nick Coughlan
NICK COUGHLAN DESIGN Warwick, United Kingdom