Saturday, December 29, 2007

Exotica for sale: Goldammer Nortorious and Experimental

The Nortorious. Yours for a mere $160,000

Two of Roger Goldammer’s works – the Nortorious cafe racer, and the Experimental – are up for sale. The Nortorious, which takes styling cues from the Norton Manx racebike, uses half (!) of an air-cooled Harley v-twin – a 965cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, 83 horsepower lump that’s been fitted with a Rotrex supercharger to make it more… er…, interesting.

Lots of clever engineering, exotic bits and sheer hard work went into making this bike

The one-off chassis, made of chrome-molybdenum alloy, is based on a 50-year-old Norton ‘Featherbed’ design, the gearbox is a six-speed unit, and the brakes – which look like drum brake units – actually contain concealed discs with four-piston calipers, at both ends! Bodywork is all aluminium, taillamps are LED units, and instrument gauges look similar to those used on the oldest of jet fighters.

The Experimental will actually do 205km/h...!

The Goldammer Experimental is powered by a Go-kart engine – a two-stroke, 250cc parallel twin made by BRC, which is fitted with twin KTM radiators. The chassis is a modified Honda CR250 unit, brakes are ceramic composite units, and wheels are made of carbonfibre. The bike has been timed at the Bonneville Salt Flats, where it hit a top speed of 205km/h.

The asking price for these bikes is US$160,000 for the Nortorious, and US$146,000 for the Experimental. Those who’re interested can call on 001-250-764-8002.

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