50cc Norman

Norman was aKent based manufacturer of lightweight motorcycles. First started production in 1937 with a 100cc Villiers engined aut-cycle called the Mobyk. In 1948 Norman presented autocycles and motorcycles from 100-250cc which maninly used Villiers engines. A short-lived machine was the Anzani powered 250cc Uni-twin of 1956. In 1958 Norman bought the rights to a Sachs engined 50cc moped from the German company Achilles and marketed it as the Norman Lido. By 1963 production had stopped after the comapny was bought by Raleigh in 1961.

Pic courtesy Theo Jonkhart

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