In custom bike building circles, Roger Goldammer’s name is synonymous with quality workman-ship and artistic genius throughout Canada. Nortorious is one of those highly unusual custom café racers built by Roger Goldammer that only come along once in a blue moon. Nortorious, at first look, brings to mind the classic lines of the very significant Norton Manx Café Racer but that’s where the similarities end.
The 965CC engine features a lower end consisting of Merch cases rotated back 15degrees, producing an amazing 83 horsepower at 6400 rpm. The massive front and rear brake drums are hand-made by the master craftsman and do an impressive job of adding to the look of a vintage British racer. The fuel tanks and fenders are hand pounded and welded which is nothing strange in a custom bike.
The Notorious was actually built in 2007. It won the Canadian Championship of Custom Bike Building in 2007 and a two-time winner of the World Championships.