Larry Horn with his 1950/52 Norvin
Frame: Norton Featherbed
Country of Origin: England
Engine:Vincent 1000cc Twin
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Larry Horn
City: Huntington Beach
Congratulations to Larry Horn of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1950/52 Norvin. This is Larry's second win this year. In May he won with his 1955 Velocette MSS.
This bike has always been one of my favorites, but Larry usually leaves early before the votes can be counted. Larry bought the Vincent 1000cc V-Twin engine in 1968 and the Norton Manx Featherbed frame in 1969. By 1971 the bike was road worthy.
The front end is all Italian with Ceriani forks and Grimeca brakes. The speedometer is a rare Vincent 5" Clock. Larry was pointing out what a tight fit the engine is in this frame. The exhaust pipes are extremely close to the front frame tube.
Far from a trailer queen, this bike is ridden. In 1997 Larry rode from border to border, Canada to Mexico approximately 1700 miles down the west coast.
Thank you Larry for bringing it to our meet. See all the photos in our December Gallery.