The Norton RCW588 is a works racing motorcycle with a twin-rotor Wankel engine produced for the 1989 to 1994 racing seasons.

Initially sponsored by John Player & Sons, the Norton Rotary achieved significant racing success with the help of Hejira and riders Steve Spray, Trevor Nation, Robert Dunlop and Ron Haslam, followed by a win at the 1992 Senior TT race by Steve Hislop and Ian Simpson winning the 1994 British Superbike Championship. The unique Wankel engine configuration measured at a capacity of 588 cc was accepted by the FIM in 1990, allowing the Norton to enter the 500 Grand Prix premier racing class.

Info source: Wikipedia

 

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