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Norton Es2 motorcycles for sale
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Great Falls, Montana
I'm selling a vintage 1947 Norton B4 ,postwar production motorcycle VINTAGE and RARE .500cc single cylinder and 90% restored they sell for $8000 to $14,000 on the internet ..IF you can find one ??!! Please call or text 406-788-6829
This is a Norton ES2 1951 British Motorcycle - first produced in 1927. It was a long stroke single, always 79mm x 100mm bore and stroke, originally launched as a sport bike but throughout its long life it was gradually overtaken by more powerful models. It remained popular due to its reliability and ease of maintenance, as well as the traditional design. From 1947 the ES2 had an innovative hydraulically damped telescopic front fork and race developed rear plunger suspension. Here is a very original and to the most part unrestored example of the famous Norton 500cc sporting single, the ES2. This old thumper starts easily and sounds great. It is an old unrestored bike and the engine probably hasn’t been touched for years but it sounds OK. It really is a pleasure to ride this big old single. It pulls like a train through all the gears and whilst it doesn’t accelerate like a big twin, it more than makes up for it in character and charm Just as you see in the photographs. Please feel free to ask any questions prior to bidding, but I have included just about everything I know about the item, in the listing. Thanks for your interest - I ship worldwide for extra convenience to all bidders. (Shipping charges and arrangements are BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY For those of you who do not understand - I would like to explain. I am elderly and have to have a younger person package and ship for me - I have to pay this person so it will be $300 additional to crate for shipping) Local pick up is encouraged on this item. Happy to accept PayPal for deposit & other methods of payment. Please look at my other auctions and make me an offer - RELY on my great feedback. Good Luck! Be sure to add me to your favorite sellers and watch for new items!
This ES2 was produced in December 1953 as a 1954 model and sent to the Indian Sales group in the US. Not much else is known until it was found in Western New York in the mid 1980’s. During the restoration of the black bike, its original blue color was discovered and re-established. Restored in the late 1990's. This is a matching numbers Norton (Transmission is also matching the factory record). NOC dating certificate will be included, along with some spares. From its original design in 1927, the ES2 was a steady seller for Norton. It was dependable, and easy to maintain, enjoying the nickname “Easy Two) Queen Elizabeth’s coronation was held in June of 1953 after the death of her father who reigned 15 years. It was major political event for the UK, and all parts of the British Empire. Her color was Wedgewood Blue, and most major British vehicle manufacturers offered various models painted in Blue to honor this major event. In 1953 Norton was acquired by AMC and the model range for Norton basically stood still. The 1953 re-designed 500cc ES2 with the new swing arm frame was carried into 1954.This Norton runs great and motors down the road very nicely. The Chrome and Blue tank and other sheet metal, make it a nice, classic look of the early 50's.Save on freight, possible delivery to Barber Vintage Days. Normal 0 false false false PT-BR ZH-CN AR-SA
Santa Monica, California
Beautifully restored! 1959 Norton ES2 Frame number: 81856 Engine number: 81856 Gearbox number: N12152 ? A staple in the Norton model line from 1927 until the early 1960s, the 490cc ES2 started out as the "poor man's International," with a slogging long-stroke overhead-valve single in place of the Inter's racier bevel-driven overhead-cam design . The ES2 was built in several versions during a production run lasting until 1963, though the engine dimensions of 79 x 100mm bore/stroke – first adopted by James Lansdowne Norton in 1911 – remained unchanged to the end. Over the years it went from having a rigid frame with girder forks, to using the Inter's "Garden Gate" frame with plunger rear suspension, married to Norton's Roadholder telescopic forks. Eventually the ES2 would be housed in the famous Featherbed frame, Norton's gift to good handling.?? ? The matching-numbers example offered here has been on display in a private and very substantial multi-multi-million dollar collection of European cars and motorcycles. A restored model from 1959, the first year for the wideline Featherbed frame, and shows just over 24,000 miles on its Smiths Chronometric. The bike was purchased by the previous owner in 1976, and after enjoying the bike for 24 years, he embarked on a three year ground-up restoration. It wears the correct slab-sided muffler, while modern sheathed Hagon shocks keep the vintage theme but should yield improved road-holding. ? Purchased several years ago by the current owner in the presented cosmetic condition, the bike was sympathetically overhauled mechanically, with attention given to brakes and carburetion and minor detailing. The engine has excellent compression and the bike runs, stops and handles exceptionally well. The bike is accompanied by a substantial file of receipts for the restoration as well as books and manuals. ? With chrome panel on its gas tank and red piping on the seat, this is a very handsome example of Norton's long-running single.
Los Angeles, California
1948 NORTON ES2 Engine: 17466CT Good condition Good engineNeeds to be gone through has been sitting for years. Bike sold on a bill of sale Call for more details! Heroes Motorcycles1210 S La Brea AveLos Angeles, CA 90019
San Diego, California
Category Classic Motorcycles
Engine 500cc cc
Posted Over 1 Month
Rare single cylinder Norton, fully restored and immaculate, 3,635 miles showing, not accurate but pretty close. The ES2 is a Norton motorcycle first produced in 1927. It was a long stroke single, always 79mm x 100mm bore and stroke, originally launched as a sports motorcycle but throughout its long life it was gradually overtaken by more powerful models. It remained popular due to its reliability and ease of maintenance, as well as the traditional design. From 1947 the ES2 had an innovative hydraulically damped telescopic front fork and race developed rear plunger suspension. From 1953 it had a single downtube swinging-arm frame and was uprated to the Rex McCandless Featherbed frame in 1959, featuring an improved AMC gearbox, revised cylinder head, crankshaft-mounted Lucas RM15 60-watt alternator with coil ignition and an 8-inch front brake with full width hubs. The wideline Featherbed-framed bike was road tested by The Motor Cycle June 4, 1959 and found to have a mean top speed of 82 mph and with petrol consumption of 56 mpg at 60 mph. For 1961, in common with other large-engined Nortons, the bike was further improved with the Slimline frame with upper frame rails narrowed and a restyled slimmer tank. The last Norton ES2 was produced in 1964, but a Matchless-based machine with Norton badges was produced for a further two years before final discontinuation, coincident with the commercial failure of the AMC Group. Credit cards, trade ins and consignments all welcome and available at GP Motorcycles - Ducati of San Diego - San Diego's ALL European Motorcycle Dealership, Ducati, Aprilia, MV Agusta, Husqvarna, Moto Guzzi, KTM, Norton, 3617 India Street Ste. B, San Diego, CA 92103, 877-351-7060,