Many enthusiasts will know that Brian Crighton created the famous (and Championship winning) Norton Rotary race bikes of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Those visiting '1000 Bikes' in recent years will also know that due to the help of the National Motorcycle Museum and Brian Crighton these iconic bikes have formed one of the most popular parts of the Festival's 'Past Masters' feature.
This year the brand new machine will be joining its famous rotary predecessors out on track for the very first time in the hands of multiple British Champion Jamie Whitham!
The figures for the bike are impressive too. 200bhp from a machine weighing 135kg! So, well worth a look.
More details of all the on and off track activities at the largest classic track weekend in Europe can be found on the dedicated event website www.festivalof1000bikes.co.uk