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72 months ago

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Norton reveals the Atlas 650 Scrambler sketches

England, United Kingdom

Norton, the British motorcycle marque has just unveiled detailed sketches and details about its 650cc Scrambler, the Atlas 650. This new motorcycle is designed to pay homage to the original Atlas Scrambler which was in production from 1962 to 1968.

The sketches show that the new bike will hit that nice balance of old and new age tech

The sketches show that the new bike will hit that nice balance of old and new age tech

The new Atlas scrambler will be powered by a 650 cc parallel twin

The Atlas 650 Scrambler will be powered by a 650cc parallel twin, producing about 70 PS of power. That will put it right next to the new Royal Enfield 650s, though the RE twins are gonna be a totally different experience from the Atlas 650.

The sketches reveal a classy motorcycle sitting atop spoked wheels, sprung by a mono-shock at the rear and big, beefy USD forks up front. The bike is also seen featuring a high front muffler. All this combined with a metal bash-plate makes the intentions of the machined quite clear. The Atlas 650 Scrambler is also expected to feature ABS, with braking duties handed over to the capable hands of Brembo.

Off-road performance has clearly been given due importance in the design

Off-road performance has clearly been given due importance in the design

A trellis frame is employed as the base of the new Atlas 650 Scrambler

The new bike seems to be built around a trellis frame, probably to keep the weight down and make a lively little machine that will be dynamically sound. Details are thin and very little is known at the moment. There are also suggestions of the 650 twin existing in multiple states of tune, with one version going well about 100 PS. The bike is most likely going to be showcased in the 2018 edition of the NEX bike show.

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alex

71 months ago

Look! Just what the market needs. Another Scrambler... It does look cute though and who doesn't want to see the Norton logo on more fuel tanks?

Rosebud

72 months ago

Ditto that, sweet!

TimHuber

72 months ago

Sweet