Norster 600R – retro Austin Healey Sprite Bugeye look-a-like

Classed as a heavy quadricycle the Norster 600R is a street legal in EU. With its styling obviously inspired by the original Bugeye/Frogeye Austin Healey Sprite and a colour option of British Racing Green its a neat little retro roadster. Specifications are promising as well – double A-arm at the front and rear with coil overs. Rack and pinion steering plus a weight of 520kgs (1146lbs) promises some potential in the handling department. Its even got disc brakes front and rear. The engine is mid mounted and this is where it starts to unravel a bit with only 20hp (15 kW) @ 5500 rpm. One would expect a little more than this out of a 580cc 2-cylinders double overhead cam engine and a quick peek at the specifications hints that 33.5hp (25 kW) is easily attainable without the restriction. I’d guess the lower power is there to keep it in the heavy quadricycle classification. With the boost in power and perhaps a less upright windshield the Norster 600R could be a heck of a lot of fun.

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