Based on a featherbed style frame, Roger used a much modified, supercharged, single cylinder Harley Davidson engine like the one first seen on Trouble. The single front cylinder displaces 965cc and uses the rear head. A Rotex supercharger is mounted in place of the rear cylinder.
Loads of custom work is everywhere, all of the wiring and hydraulic lines run inside the frame with nothing visible anywhere. The wheels, which look like the old style wires with drum brakes, actually have disc brakes hidden inside.
- Achieved 100 miles/hr at the Bonneville Salt Flats
- Canadian Champion of 2007
- 9th Place at the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building 2007
Overall styling is influenced by the early cafe racers and has the classic lines of the very significant Norton Manx Café Racer As usual - very unique engine configuration with a 965cc Rotrex supercharged, electronically fuel injected single cylinder Harley based unit, rotated back 15* and moved back towards the transmission.
Nortorious uses modern fuel injection technology and has a featherbed style frame tying into the mix of early styling and modern design. There are improvements throughout. The Chromolly tubular chassis has a 57.5”wheel base and 29* steering neck. WP inverted forks, B&T air assisted shocks and completely hand fabricated aluminum bodywork.
The front and rear wheels are 18” diameter, featuring 12” drum hubs incorporating internal disc brakes. The Engine is a 2006, 965CC H-D hybrid single cylinder Roger built from the ground up. It has a lower end consisting of Merch cases rotated back 15degrees and balanced internals. The heads are custom from Engenuity and the pistons from Ross and Jims lifters were utilized.
Roger made the cam -- custom designed. The rear head is used on the front cylinder, allowing the induction system to be positioned above the head and cylinder with the angle cut back 15-degrees. The pushrod tubes are also angled to accommodate this change. In place of the rear cylinder, a Rotrex Supercharger that spins at 120,000 RPM was installed.
The half a v twin produces 83 rear wheel horse power at 6400 rpm. Fuel injection uses a 54mm Zippers utilized throttle body and a special Thunder Heart ECM in a closed loop configuration. Roger developed a fuel pump mapping program to provide correct air / fuel ratios, while running up to 20-pounds of boost to compensate for the superchargers flow.
The oil system features a modified S&S oil pump and two distinct oil tanks, both hidden from view, one for engine and the other for supercharger oil. The transmission started off as a 2006 Baker six- speed unit and was modified by shortening main shaft as well as the Prime/Rivera clutch pack and belt drive, all narrowed from 3 inches down to 2.
Made Chromolly "Featherbed” frame raked 29.5 degrees and de-stretched 3 inches. The Front end is a WP type cut back 1 1/2-inches to improve handling. Wheels and brake set up are deceiving. At first glance, they appear to be stock Norton drum set ups, only larger, while in fact the drum hubs and custom milled covers hide a 4-piston disc set up both front and rear. Hand milled the rear rim is put together for the 18-inch x 6-inch tire by fabricating the rim from two different Kosman rims.
Body and fenders hand hammered, aluminum skins with show absolutely no sign of weld work, pretty amazing considering that the only paintwork on the bike is the lettering and a clear coat over the raw material. The fuel tank includes a Buell internal fuel pump and regulator.
The bars are clip-on style sitting atop Goldammer Cycle Works triple trees. Speedometer and gauges are VDO's set like those on a vintage jet fighter. The headlight lens and bezel from a vintage Volkswagen Beetle and is designed to act as a wind deflector.
The Taillight are incorporated in the rear of the bikes frame and utilize LED lights. The brake light is also an LED set up hidden in the rear of the seat rail. No visible wire or line on the bike and all the hydraulic lines and wires hidden inside the frame tubes – got to keep it clean bike.