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Segment: Sport / Super Sport

The RC588 was Norton's first rotary engine race bike.

NORTON RC588 1987 - 1989
NORTON RC588 (1987 - 1989)

NORTON RC588 588

engine specs
Type
Liquid Pressure Cooled, Twin Rotary
Displacement
588 cm3
Bore X Stroke
-
Compression Ratio
9.2:1
Horsepower
135/9500 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
77/ 8000 lb-ft/RPM OR 104/8000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Twin Amal Smoothbores Carburetors
transmission specs
Gearbox
5 Speed
Clutch
20 Plate Wet Clutch
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Chain
chassis specs
Frame
Spondon Twin Spar Aluminium
Front Suspension
White Power Upside Down Forks
Rear Suspension
White Power Single Rear Shock
Front Brake
Twin 320 Mm Discs With 4 Piston Lockheed Calipers
Rear Brake
Single 220 Mm Disc With Twin Piston Brembo Caliper
dimension specs
Overall Length
-
Overall Width
-
Seat Height
-
Weelbase
-
Ground Clearance
-
Weight
-
Fuel Capacity
-
tyres specs
Front
-
Rear
-
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