Norton 1956 350cc Manx Racing Motorcycle Frame # K40M2 65393 Engine # 40M 69289
When production resumed post-war, Norton’s over-the-counter racer emerged much as it had been in 1939,
with single-overhead-camshaft engine, ‘square’ cylinder head finning, upright gearbox, and plunger-suspended ‘garden gate’ frames.
Only the presence of the Roadholder telescopic front fork readily distinguished the new Manx from its immediate predecessor.
1949 brought the first significant change in engine specification, the Manx gaining a double-overhead-camshaft ’head
like that enjoyed by the works bikes for many years, but the major development was the arrival of the Featherbed frame for 1951.
The cycle parts remained essentially unchanged from then on, but engine development continued until production ceased at the end of 1962, the most significant design change being the adoption of ‘square’ bore and stroke dimensions for 1954.
In very original condition with Amal GP2 carburettor and Borani rims this fine Manx Norton runs well.