Saturday, May 3, 2014

Gathering of the Norton's 2014

Spring is upon us and once again we start the riding season with a great event.  Every year the Delaware Valley Norton Riders organization hosts the annual "Gathering of the Nortons" event at the Washington Crossing Historic Park.  This year's event was the 21st and as usual it was a great event with lots of Norton's on display as well as an assortment of other British, American and Japanese motorcycles.
I rode in with the Monmouth County Kruizers group and later left with the RAT group (Riders Association of Triumph), my usual riding buddies.

As usual, I took lots of photos and obviously had to take a photo of my pride and joy, my amazing Yamaha Super Ténéré.


A beautiful Harley Davidson



The Norton Commando is a British motorcycle with an OHV parallel-twin engine, launched by the Norton Motorcycle company in 1967.   Initially a 750cc displacement but in 1973 it became an 850cc.







There were probably over 50 Norton Commando's on display. The event is always a great get together of Norton's.


Besides Norton's there were quite a few other motorcycles, some well known others not so much.  I had never heard of the Condor A350, a Swiss military motorcycle.
Condor



Two British Matchless motorcycles still in good shape.
Matchless



The Norton Commando VR880 was built by Kenny Dreer in the late 90's.  The VR880 is basically a ground-up rebuild of an old bike using many modern improvements and a bored-out motor.


I will post photos of other motorcycles on a later post.


10 comments:

  1. Sore really beautiful machines in this post.

    Although that first pic of your bike shows it is very photogenic too.

    It looks like a great way to spend the day and kick off the season.

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    1. Thank you. Yea, I think my bike is very photogenic, you have noticed I love my bike too ;-)
      I wish a good riding season to everyone.

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  2. I always get a little flutter deep down when I see a Norton. Nice pics. Thanks.

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    1. I love the sound of these bikes. My dad had one when he was young and before marriage, I never saw it. He talks a lot about them.

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  3. Oh my, an exhibition to my liking. Brit bikes are simply beautiful. (although the Harley was nice, too).

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    1. Yea, I was like a kid in a candy store :-)
      I agree, I love the customization on the Harley.

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  4. This is my second year attending, it was amazing to see so many magnificent bikes from yesteryear!

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    1. It's always a great event. I checked your blog and your pictures, great work. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  5. What a impressive meeting of Brits ... with a Yamaha Super Ténéré and Harley thrown in, looked like a perfect gathering.

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    1. There were lots of other makes, I will post them on another post ;-)

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