Yves’ new red missile : first flying test. Warning: no Norton inside.

Mart UK

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It is a beauty for sure! one question though: is that the engine oil sump, that is protruding down below the lower frame ?
Could be the catalytic converter if a Euro 5 bike. The black pipe could be a cover hiding the pipe in and out of the cat. Like Triumph now do. More discreet that some modern bikes.
 
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Could be the catalytic converter if a Euro 5 bike. The black pipe could be a cover hiding the pipe in and out of the cat. Like Triumph now do. More discreet that some modern bikes.
I can't see it being a catalytic converter.
Likely an oil sump filter cooling thing.
But the way it sticks out down bothers me whatever it is.
The rest of the bike me want.
 

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To me it looks like a guard that flips up out of the way when the side stand is up. almost like a rear bash plate?
 

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Pretty sure it’s the sump.

And it’s not really ‘in harms way’ if the bike is used as intended.

Anyway… Yves will improve that when he puts the motor in a Seeley chassis…
 

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Definitely sump


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