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New 650 Scrambler anyone?

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Previously patrick_mullen wrote:

Previously Julian Wells wrote:

Into blistering acceleration -- it's amazing how quickly the V*lv*s recede when one has 100+ bhp,

Many years ago in England - probably 15/20 years ago- you needed to be very cautious of white Volvo estate cars. They could be police Volvo T5's. His 240 odd bhp from that turbocharged 5 cylinder will very quickly overtake you again especially if he puts on the blue lights and siren. I can vouch for that even though I had 345bhp.

In olden days it was rumoured, that the Police vehicles ran on special upgraded fuel, (Lancashire), they had their own pumps, now I see Kent Police filling up at Asda!

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Previously john_hall1 wrote:

now I see Kent Police filling up at Asda!

English police cars seem to be mostly BMWs now. Munchen's finest stallions appear quite happy to run on 95 octane with up to 10% ethanol acceptable - in fact the information for my new(ish) Z4 states there is nothing to be gained by using Pemium and performance on the road seems to prove this.

If the English police cars are genuine M5s then be very wary of them - they will outgun and out handle most sports cars. Fortunately I am in Ireland where they have diesel Skodas!.

Patrick

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Previously patrick_mullen wrote:

Previously john_hall1 wrote:

now I see Kent Police filling up at Asda!

English police cars seem to be mostly BMWs now. Munchen's finest stallions appear quite happy to run on 95 octane with up to 10% ethanol acceptable - in fact the information for my new(ish) Z4 states there is nothing to be gained by using Pemium and performance on the road seems to prove this.

If the English police cars are genuine M5s then be very wary of them - they will outgun and out handle most sports cars. Fortunately I am in Ireland where they have diesel Skodas!.

Patrick

hello, there is nothing wrong with SKODA,s there well made and have a bulletproof engine, in the Car world yours anna j

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AJD really. Skoda's? My daughter has a Ford Focus. It will eat ALL Skoda's for breakfast.

Sorry forgot to clarify that. It's an ST£ and has the 5 cylinder turbo charged Volvo engine. It has more grunt than a field full of pigs. In fact it is claimed to be faster than a Manxman, but could that be true or just an urban myth?

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Well...................I don't think it (9-11)happened as we were told/shown on TV either. It WAS NOT Civil Airliners. We were duped. It was Santa out for a test on his new 961 Sleigh and Rudolph caught a piece od F.O.D. in his eye. Prancer, Dancer, etc were replaced surreptitiously.

Merry Christmas to All NOCM's

Andy

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Very entertaining on a cold rainy December day.

My Dad once told me that there is no such thing as a free lunch.

Someone, somewhere, somehow it needs to be paid for.

I am hopeing that everyone has a safe and sane New Year. And don't drink and drive on New Year's Eve!!!!

Mike

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Previously anna jeannette Dixon wrote:

Previously andy_chetwood wrote:

Well...................I don't think it (9-11)happened as we were told/shown on TV either. It WAS NOT Civil Airliners. We were duped. It was Santa out for a test on his new 961 Sleigh and Rudolph caught a piece od F.O.D. in his eye. Prancer, Dancer, etc were replaced surreptitiously.

Merry Christmas to All NOCM's

Andy

Has for 9/11 it was a inside job well before it all happen on the day known as a fails flag to start a war and war is big bucks billions of big bucks and they can miltrise the public too wakey wakey people you are being conded yet again now ask your self a question were did 3 million tons of concret go it it was vaporised into dust by powerful lasers they have in space been there since the 80s the Russian have them too building 7 dropped faster then a feather twin towers dropped in a stright line downward this was not from colapsing it was blown up with militiry grade exploseives in smoke and mirrors to deceve the public and the media was bought in to this, they knew what was going down well before hand, that why there were so many web cams around at the time and reporter sliped up to with building 7 saying it had collapsed when it was still standing behind her , yes you been lied to by our government has well yours anna j stay safe and learn the truth ,

Could we please have a New Year resolution to stop putting such unsubstantiated drivel in the sections to which the general public have access. They might conclude that this club is the repository of the deluded.

Happy New Year

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Er. what have 9/11, police cars, and conspiracy theories got to do with a 650 scrambler? I am surprised that these comments have not been blocked, if there had been any criticism of Norton motors, it would have been blocked immediately! Anyway, how many would ever take an expensive 650 "Off road"'? Just another "Boy?s Toy", for posers.

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I unreservedly apologize for feeding....off topic...not 'General'.

Regarding power... In the old days Rolls Royce famously never declared horse power, didn't they? "Adequate" was good enough. Racing has always encouraged maximum power for minimum cc, whereas in practice on the road other things matter far more. Power to weight maybe... Provided it is weight of entire vehicle plus occupants. Or maybe fuel efficiency? We are starting to see this in the market. Does anybody know or care what engine size is in a Prius, or Tesla, or even the top of the range McLaren? Do they even have engines?

Of course taken to extremes.. Isn't any bike with more power than a 16H a "Boy's Toy"? Not that I see anything wrong with toys..ð

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Previously Jonathan Soons wrote:

Not designed for people who like old Nortons, but then the bikes they are likely to buy are, for instance, let's see, oh yes, of course: old Nortons.

This new Norton is for people who are likely riding or considering a KTM, or anything with a Rotax engine. And why not build a bike for this constituency? They are plentiful and they spend money.

I like all types of machines, but have a strong instinct about aesthetics and needless complication, like electronics putting an engine in limp mode because a rain droplet on the sight glass obscured the reading of the oil-level sensor!

For a petrol engine to run, all you need is Air, a Spark and Fuel, so then New technology puts a zillion things in between the process to go wrong! Plus the quintessential thing about motorcycles was/ should be that they are light and mechanically simple yet reliable and a relatively cheap form of transport. This is my humble view and equates to I believe its long term survival as a mode of transport!

Over the last twenty years there are huge amounts of modern motorcycles which resemble various insect forms on two-wheels, many resembling species of mosquito!

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Previously Charles Bovington wrote:

Previously anna jeannette Dixon wrote:

Previously andy_chetwood wrote:

Well...................I don't think it (9-11)happened as we were told/shown on TV either. It WAS NOT Civil Airliners. We were duped. It was Santa out for a test on his new 961 Sleigh and Rudolph caught a piece od F.O.D. in his eye. Prancer, Dancer, etc were replaced surreptitiously.

Merry Christmas to All NOCM's

Andy

Has for 9/11 it was a inside job well before it all happen on the day known as a fails flag to start a war and war is big bucks billions of big bucks and they can miltrise the public too wakey wakey people you are being conded yet again now ask your self a question were did 3 million tons of concret go it it was vaporised into dust by powerful lasers they have in space been there since the 80s the Russian have them too building 7 dropped faster then a feather twin towers dropped in a stright line downward this was not from colapsing it was blown up with militiry grade exploseives in smoke and mirrors to deceve the public and the media was bought in to this, they knew what was going down well before hand, that why there were so many web cams around at the time and reporter sliped up to with building 7 saying it had collapsed when it was still standing behind her , yes you been lied to by our government has well yours anna j stay safe and learn the truth ,

Could we please have a New Year resolution to stop putting such unsubstantiated drivel in the sections to which the general public have access. They might conclude that this club is the repository of the deluded.

Happy New Year

Aren't most old British motorcycle clubs just that Charles, I think you have hit the nail on the head, I have Norton's that have cost me the type of money, that could have supplied me a Super-duper non British two-wheeled, super reliable, mile munching super fast Leviathan; guess I need a reality check too!

 

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