I’ll give you another reason why it’s as cool as it gets. The F1 is based on the RCW588 racing motorcycle. We are talking about a motorcycle that has managed to race both in the British Superbike Championship and in the Isle of Man TT. It might be a nearly 600cc motorcycle, but most reviewers have compared it to liter bikes thanks to its capabilities. It won’t surprise you at low revs, but like all rotary engines, you’ll feel a sudden rush of adrenaline when you hit 5,000 rpm.
I won’t go into all the details that make this bike special, but I will say it’s pretty hard to get your hands on one. Norton only built 140 F1 and 70 additional Sport versions. To put this in perspective, Ferrari has built 349 units of the F50. Of course, it’s still a 30-year-old motorcycle. It may not come close to riding a modern motorcycle or going faster than a. After all, it’s only rated for around 100 horsepower and 60 pound-feet of torque. But that’s still enough for a quarter-mile (402 meters) time of 12.47 seconds.
But there’s something about it, maybe the looks or maybe the exhaust note, that makes me desperately wanting to at least drive one. At the time, that would have cost you £ 12,700 ($ 17,264), which was slightly cheaper than Yamaha’s OW01. But nowadays it’s a bit more expensive than that. This one is a 1990 model and has only had one owner so far. It was displayed in a Rolls-Royce dealership in London until 2001, before being bought by its current owner.
It has ridden 2,256 miles (3,630 km) on it, so this is a nearly new motorcycle. The auction will begin later this month at the National Motorcycle Museum in Bickenhill, UK. It is expected to cost between £ 27,000 ($ 36,703) and £ 29,000 ($ 39,422), which is still pretty cheap. We’ve seen these bikes sell for almost £ 40,000 ($ 54,376), but prices could go up in the future. It is not yet clear how many of them are still there, but I can wholeheartedly suggest that you watch them play on the racetrack.