I'll give you one more reason why this is as cool as it gets. The F1 is based on the RCW588 racing motorcycle. We're talking about a motorcycle that was successful in racing both in the British Superbike Championship and the Isle of Man TT. This may be a nearly 600cc motorcycle, but most reviewers have compared it to liter-bikes thanks to its capabilities. It's not going to surprise you at low revs, but as with all rotaries, you'll feel a sudden rush of adrenaline as you reach 5,000 rpm.
I'm not going to go into all the details that make this bike special, but I will say that it's quite hard to get your hands on one. Norton only built 140 F1s and an additional 70 Sport versions. To put that in perspective, Ferrari built 349 units of the F50. Sure, this is still a 30-years old motorcycle. It may not come close to handling like a modern motorcycle or going faster than one. After all, it's only rated for about 100 horsepower and 60 lb-ft of torque. But that's still good enough for a quarter-mile (402 meters) time of 12.47 seconds.
He's covered 2,256 miles (3,630 km) on it, so this is an almost brand new motorcycle. The auction will start later this month at the National Motorcycle Museum in Bickenhill, the United Kingdom. It should fetch anywhere between £27,000 ($36,703) to £29,000 ($39,422), which is still rather cheap. We've seen these bikes sell for almost £40,000 ($54,376), but prices may increase in the future. It's not quite clear at the moment how many of them are still around, but I can wholeheartedly suggest you watch them perform at the racetrack.