- Mar 15, 2009
They do look similar, but I'm trying to get more of THE parts that were on THAT bike (original prototype).
I could MAYBE be persuaded to install a pair of those white cast wheels, but it would take having a working 961 engine and those forks to make it happen.
Have you asked Kenny where the forks were sourced from?
You probably know the details of Kenny's development of the modern bikes better than I do. But I'm a little confused on which bike you are referring to as the "original prototype." This is the earliest picture I have of his modern Norton "prototype", and it shows the same Ceriani style forks as the blue Commando in your picture, but maybe a little more detail. They are a bit different than the old Forcelle Italia forks I have, but could just be a later version.
The only other of Kenny's modern Norton prototypes that I have a picture of is this one that he labeled as a 952, and it has the Ohlins forks.
If it's the Ohlins forks you're looking for (and It doesn''t sound like it is), Ollie still had a set of good used ones for sale not too long ago.