Norton RCW 588

 

 

 

 

Make Model.

Norton RC 588

Year

1987 - 88

Engine

Twin rotor rotary engine

Capacity

588 cc / 35.9 cu in
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 9.2:1

Induction

Twin 34/36 mm Amal smoothbores

Ignition 

Norton "hall effect" triggered CDI

Max Power

101 kW / 135 hp @ 9800 rpm

Max Torque

104.3 Nm / 10.63 kgf-m / 77 lb-ft @ 8000 rpm
Clutch 20 Plate "wet" clutch using sintered bronze friction plates and diaphragm spring

Transmission 

5-Speed, constant mesh
Final Drive Chain
Frame Spondon twin spar aluminium

Front Suspension

White Power upside down forks

Rear Suspension

White Power single rear shock

Wheels

Dymag magnesium, 3-spoke

Front Rim

3.50 x 17"

Rear Rim

5.50 x 18"

Front Brakes

Twin 320 mm discs with four piston Locheed calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 220 mm disc with two piston Brembo caliper

Dry Weight

145 kg / 320 lbs

The second 588cc rotary engined Norton race bike, used throughout the 89, 90 and 91 season.
The RCW588 was superceded by the NRS588 in 1991.