Brian Richardson’s Norton Electra


Brian Richardson's Norton Electra Electric Motorcycle

Brian Richardson's Norton Electra Electric Motorcycle

Brian Richardson always dreamed of owning a Norton. In 2008 he could not buy one new so he took a 1966 slimline featherbed frame, a brushless AC Motor capable of 50 HP and 100 pound-feet of torque and built an all electric Norton Electra. He finished it off with a 1957 MV Augusta/Norton dustbin faring giving it a very streamlined profile.

Electric Norton Electra

Electric Norton Electra

Electic motorcycles are limited by their battery capacity and energy management is very important so steamlining makes a lot of sense. Brian did a very nice job making it look great too. You can read more about it on Brian’s Norton Electra blog and see it race this weekend (7/24 to 7/26) at the eGrandPrix at the 2009 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days in Lexington Ohio.

Here is a video of the bike in action and moving pretty quickly.


Source: Norton Electra Blog

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  1. Written by Dale Coyner
    on May 4, 2011 at 2:21 pm
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    Brian has been a real inspiration to me. I was fortunate to be there in the parking lot that day and had my video camera handy – thanks for sharing it here. I’ve gone on to build an electric conversion using the same AC-15 motor in a 1993 CBR.

  2. Written by m.willemsen
    on June 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm
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    nise bike going two tt isle man 2013 i wil .
    maybe a meting with more bikes .
    greating Marcel Willemsen.

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