Cafe Racer Ed Norton Commando project is done by Kim Boyles. He bought a motorcycle Norton Commando in 2006 with the intention to build a cafe racer and bring to it all the ideas. After the first attempt in 2007, Kim gave up the result, because the bike was not different from several other cafe racers, so he put it in the corner of the workshop to better times. Years later, in 2012 Kim Boyles still decided to complete the unfinished project of a team of “Brooklyn Invitational”, which invited him to the Motor Show.
By that time, he has accumulated a lot of detail, so it was all in order to finish the bike. In addition to boxes of spare parts since 2007, were ready fuel tank, tail and wings, handmade Evan Wilcox and hubs restored guys from Colorado Norton Works and dampers Works Performance. Kim previously altered the plug, making it lower than the original, but the geometry of the motorcycle he does not like is too low and too long. To fix this problem Boyles again took a fork and changed the position of shock absorber. As a result, managed to align the geometry of the motorcycle, as well as make it a little above the ground.
Ed Norton Commando Features and Other Details :
• Saddle completed yet, the work of Evan Wilcox
• Electronics and engine, work of Tony Classic Cycles
• Dual Keihin flat slides with custom turned velocity stacks
• Frame easier, removing all unnecessary components and brackets
• Powder coating the frame and wheels
• Traverse Minnovation Racing
• Steps and various mounting Kim made independently
• 2 in 1 exhaust, homemade, thermal cover
• Heat-resistant shield