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1968 Norton Featherbed Race Bike
Silver Springs CO
When this bike was purchased it had just completed and won an AHRMA road race. However, the engine cases broke into three pieces, as the bike crossed the finish line. From there, a complete performance rebuild was required. Utilizing stronger late model 750 cases and stouter 850 style cylinders, the bike proved to be lightning fast, as well as great handling.

Norton developed the featherbed frame to improve the performance of their racing motorcycles around the twisting and demanding Isle of Man TT course in 1950. Considered revolutionary at the time, it was the best handling frame a racer could have. Later adopted for Norton production motorcycles, it was also widely used by builders of custom hybrids such as the Triton, becoming legendary and remaining influential to this day.