Norton Owners Club 50th Anniversary - June 2009
To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, the NOC wanted as many variants of the Norton make as possible to be gathered together at Donnington Park in June 2009 - and they got them. The gathering included six ex-police machines, four presented by HPMG members and two from the National Motorcycle Museum.
I wonder how many of the other machines there that day had been built for the police market and later civilianised, in particular the Interpol 2’s which were all police specification to begin with.
Norton Owners Club day June 2009
Twenty years apart
Left to right.
Norton Dominator 88, 500cc, 1963. ex- London City Police.
Norton Interpol 2, 584cc Rotary, 1983, ex RAF Police.
Norton Commando 750 Interpol, 1972, ex-Lancashire Constabulary.
Norton Commando 850 Interpol, 1974, ex-Hampshire Constabulary.
Norton Interpol 750 versus 850
Norton Dominator 88 1963 ex-London City Police
The 1963 Norton Dominator 88.
It has recessed tank, single seat, boost switch, fire extinguisher and a little place for an antenna base on the rear light bracket.
The Interpol 2
This 584cc Wankle engined Norton Interpol 2 of 1983 that served with the RAF police in the UK. MOD machines often vary in small details such as radio and emergency lights and signs.