Norton Dominator 88: history, specs, pictures

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The Norton Dominator 88SS was a twin, four-stroke allround motorcycle produced between 1956 and 1962. It could reach a top speed of 109 mph (176 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 35.27 HP (26.3 KW) @ 7000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 66.0mm bore x 73.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 497.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 8.5:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 4-speed transmission. The final drive was via chain.

Chassis[edit]

Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic-coil springs while the rear was equiped with a swingarm with three shoks. The bike weighed just 394.63 pounds (179.0 Kg).

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Norton Dominator 88
Manufacturer
Also called Dominator 88SS
Production 1956 - 1962
Class Road
Engine
twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 68.0mm x 82.0mm
Top Speed 101 mph (163 km/h)
Horsepower 35.27 HP (26.3 KW) @ 7000RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: telescopic
Rear: swingarm -two plungers
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Weight 394.63 pounds (179.0 Kg) (dry),
Manuals Service Manual


The Norton Dominator 88 was a twin, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Norton between 1956 and 1962. It could reach a top speed of 101 mph (163 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 35.27 HP (26.3 KW) @ 7000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 68.0mm bore x 82.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 596.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 4-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic while the rear was equipped with a swingarm -two plungers. The bike weighed just 394.63 pounds (179.0 Kg).

In Media[edit]