Norton 1926 16H 500cc 1 cyl sv



Norton 1926 model 16 H    490 cc side valve single   frame #  22426 engine# 30022

In 1921 Norton Motors moved into  new premises in Bracebridge Street, Birmingham.
The model range consisted of two simple, sturdy and beautifully finished  side valve three speeders, the 490 cc  model 16/17   and  the 633 cc  “Big 4”, and three direct belt drivers, very fast but rather outdated now and really only of interest to the real speed enthusiast.
The model 16 actually was available in a home market version, the 16 H, and a heavier built colonial version, the 17 C. 
The 16 H engine with dimensions of 79×100 mm had a remarkable production run of no less than 45 years. 
Keywords with this design are reliability, robustness and power.
This machine has the usual Sturmey Archer 3 speed gearbox and is equipped with  Lucas acetylene lighting , Cowey speedometer,  André steering damper , optional twistgrip controls  and bulb horn. 
This 16 H was sold new in Sweden and was dispatched from the works on April 30, 1926 to A. 
It  comes complete with dating certificate ; a spic and span machine and a practical vintage mount!