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The Norton F1 is a road-going sports motorcycle that Norton based on its RCW588 racing motorcycle. The F1 was offered in only one livery: black with gold decals and grey and gold stripes, to reflect John Player's sponsorship of Norton's race team. It was distinctive for using a 588 cc liquid-cooled twin-rotor Wankel engine. This unit was developed from the motor in the Norton Commander.

Norton F1
Norton F1.jpg
ManufacturerNorton Motors Limited
Also calledP55
Engine588 cc (35.9 cu in) liquid-cooled twin-rotor Wankel engine
Transmissionduplex primary chain, 5-ratio gearbox, single-row final drive chain
DimensionsL: 2060mm
W: 740mm
H: 1130mm
Fuel capacity20 l (4.4 imp gal; 5.3 US gal)


Original factory brochure (1990). Norton JPS F1. Norton Motors Limited.

Perkins, Kris (1991). Norton Rotaries. The Crowood Press. ISBN 1-85532-181-5.

Magrath, Derek (1991). Norton the Complete Story. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-86126-062-8.