Norton H16 1939

  • Power: 14 hp at 4500 rpm
  • Displacement (ccm): 490 ccm
  • Type of engine: single-cylinder, four stroke, side valve
  • Transmisión: Four speeds. Chain final drive
  • Suspension: Girder front forks, solid rear
  • Maximum speed: 109 km/h
  • Weight: 176 Kg approx.
  • Sold

Norton H16 from 1939.

It has very good general condition. It works properly.

Norton H16 is a designation given to British motorcycles produced from 1911  to 1954 with various modifications. It was characterized by single cylinder  side valve Norton engine of 490 ccm.

Norton was the main military motorcycle supplier prior to WW2 and one of the main suppliers of motorcycles to the British Army in World War II.

After the end of hostilities, in 1945 there were many thousands of Norton Model 16H motorcycles all over the world. Some continued in use by the British Army until the end of the 1950s.

Many were sold by the War Department to other armed forces, including the Dutch, Belgian, Danish, Greek and Norwegian Army which used the 16H throughout the 1950s. The remainder were sold to dealers who converted them to civilian colours and specifications.

Models H16 and H18 were also the first civilian models built by Norton after ending of the hostilities. In 1947 the machine received its final modification with telescopic forks, improving handling and giving the bike a more modern look, despite its age. The basic engine configuration proved popular with customers so Norton continued production until the mid-1950s when the fashion for twin cylinder motorcycles was prevalent.

The 16H has a strong following of enthusiasts nowadays.

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