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Something wrong on the new 961...

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Jeandr, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Jeandr

    Jeandr

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    Anyone see it?

    Jean

    (I deserve no credit, I saw it on another board)
     
  2. click

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    After you hit the first road bump you're going to need a new front mudguard :D

    Do I get a prize :lol:

    Jean, with your engineering talents I'm sure you could come up with a solution :D

    Kevin
     
  3. DogT

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    The gearshift lever is on the wrong side, and there is something very strange about the outline of the timing cover at the bottom??

    Dave
     
  4. daveparry

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    Maybe the forks only have one inch of movement!
     
  5. Jeandr

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    Bingo :!: you win the cupie doll :mrgreen:

    No engineering involved, just copy the other makers design if it's good enough :wink:

    Something tells me this was done in photoshop and never existed in metal :roll:

    Jean

    PS To Norton, fix it fast, some are making really bad comments about this blunder. If it was done in photoshop, then admit to it, that would be a lot better than letting people think something else has been done the same way elsewhere.
     
  6. Rich_j

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    Come on folks, get a grip.

    These are a few press shots released well ahead of anything getting delivered. The mudguard doesn't appear to have the right radius for the wheel/tyre combination and it's not fitted well, the back end is further off the wheel than the front. Probably because its not got the production guard fitted, probably because they didn't have one at the time the shots were taken.
    If it was photoshopped it would fit properly.

    I doubt very much they would ship a bike with a mudguard crashing a against the oil cooler, give the guys at Norton a break.
     
  7. davamb

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    Front guard :oops: Silly me I thought it was that it was missing a side- or centre-stand.
     
  8. batrider

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    And the decals are going down hill.
     
  9. mikegray660

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    its fracking ugly?
     
  10. Cookie

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    Maybe it is just me but the earlier bikes were prettier.
     
  11. porterg

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    It is not in my shed that's the problem.
     
  12. RennieK

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    Are you seeing this right? The mud guard is attached to the non-moving upper forks. I believe Olhins have 4.5" of travel so as Kevin said, the 1st bump...

    I'd say if it wasn't a photoshop screw up they must have been grinding out some round the clock shifts to complete it for the photo shoot. I think it has to be photoshop as there is no way they came supplied from Ohlin like that. Here's a typical Ohlin inverted style mud guard mount.

    http://www.ohlins.com/Our-products/Moto ... ypersport/
     
  13. Jeandr

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    Sometimes reputations can be broken with a simple screwup like that, either metal or phoshop, someone made a blunder and the factory should correct it as soon as possible, take a look at one comment on this site http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthre ... 1&page=129 Now it is also public here and the internet has a way to fan the flames to turn an ember in a raging fire, the only way out is to snuff it out by admitting it was done:

    1- as a quick lash up for a photoshoot
    2- in photoshop and the artist didn't know the top of the forks would not move while the rest of the wheel would
    3- your guess is as good as mine
    4- We have fired Waldo who is responsible for fender design
    5- every Norton comes with a huge life insurance policy and the beneficiary is Norton :wink:

    Jean
     
  14. lcrken

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    That's pretty hilarious. If you look at the other models, they have exactly the same fender mounting clamp, but they have conventional forks, and it clamps to the slider. Looks like someone just fit the same fender and bracket to the USD forks for the pictures. Lovely.

    Ken
     
  15. davamb

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    I know an electronics engineer that has walked pretty close to that edge a few times in my ... er I mean his ... long design career. Everyone makes mistakes. Hmm - what's that dear? Oh yeah, right. Every MAN makes mistakes. Sorry about that.
     
  16. RennieK

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    Where ever did you get that photo? this is the one I've been seeing around:
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  17. Jeandr

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    See http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com/ and look at the picture of the three bikes and then go to the download section... Now where did you get your picture :?:

    Jean
     
  18. Madnorton

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    Looking at it, I would say the exhaust is not attached at the head, no side / centre stand, hopefully it will have a roller on the gear change spindle, as I would imagine the chain runs close to it. no engine guard, to protect engine from spray due to short front mudguard, petrol cap inset into top of tank - what a water trap. exposed primary sproket spindle? timing cover looks like a photo edit addtion. Other than that colour, not my favourite and an ideal bike for use on days when you can be certain not to get caught in a shower. It makes me think that it may have been promulgated on the web to attract such criticism!!
     
  19. Madnorton

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    Further to my last, it seems that when looking at the piccies on the website, the gear lever is on the left - but how big a lever. The right hand brake lever must connected to the reservoir above the mounting plate.
     
  20. RennieK

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    I better "Fess up" now. I was doodling in photoshop while on a long distance phone call. Took about 10 minutes although a good photoshop expert could do much better in half the time.

    I just wanted to make the point that these type of ad shots get a lot of treatment in the art department before going to press.

    As Ken mentioned it is the same as the other models mount which leans toward the art department. I would imagine most the blue collar workers at Norton Motorcycles would have been chuckeling over this ad in the lunch room.

    I should have searched the web. Here's the real thing!:

    http://www.motorcycle.com/news/2010-nor ... 88991.html
     

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