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Hagerty Employee

60 years on, Norton's Dominator 650SS earns its Sports Special name

Extremely high maximum speed. Abundant stamina. Pleasant manners. Traditional Norton handling. Real comfort." If a bike review began in such gushing terms these days, you might assume you were reading the predictable prattle of a social media influencer. In fact those words were published in February 1962, to start esteemed magazine Motor Cycling's test of Norton's new Dominator 650SS.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/motorcycles/nortons-dominator-650ss-lives-up-to-1962s-hype/
6 REPLIES 6
Gary_Bechtold
Specialist

It's a pretty cool looking bike. I like it's style.
Rick2
Instructor

What is four pot power?
Fritz280
Pit Crew

That read a bit clunky, four pot = four cylinder as in; it has the power of a four cylinder (of the period) but the narrowness of a parallel twin.
bjburnout
Intermediate Driver

We have owned a 1968 Triumph Trophy TR6R 650cc since 1971. A splendid machine and a joy to ride in its day. Alas, we have grown old and can no longer know the true pleasures of riding these British beauties and the kick back of a failed start. Our blue treasure, still 95% original and never been dropped will soon be sold to a new appreciative owner, someone who enjoys biking as it was intended. Many years of careful attention has ensured this Trumpet will continue to run on for many more exciting miles.
happy motoring everyone
BJ
SAG
Instructor

tough on your
Back & Knees
on a '250 mile' ride.
Rainy & Cold is even worse.
SAG
Instructor

then there is the return trip
to deal with.