2015 Norton Domiracer

Highlights


  • Only 12 miles from new
  • Only 2 owners from new
  • First owned by Henry Cole
  • Perfect concourse condition
  • Road registered
  • Number 20 of only 50 ever built


The Appeal


“The Domiracer is a truly great bike – not great because of its abilities, dynamics or performance. Great because of the wondrously rich biking experience it delivers, Compared to this every modern superbike is flat, bland and sterile. The Domiracer, meanwhile, is one of my bikes of the year.”  Phil West - MCN

“It’s a bike that reminds you why you ride bikes in the first place.” - Bennetts

Norton’s exclusive, limited edition cafe racer certainly looks the part; mirror like hand-beaten aluminium tank, carbon fibre seat, big Brembo twin callipers, gold Ohlins mono shock, beautiful featherbed frame and that aggressive stance. But looks aren’t all this modern classic has to offer, the 961cc pushrod engine starts with a roar and doesn’t quit until 6,500 rpm.

This Domiracer is number twenty of the fifty made and has had only two owners since leaving the Norton factory, one of which is motorcycling TV presenter Henry Cole. As well as the celebrity ownership the bike has only covered twelve miles, five of which are PDI. 

Scarcity alone makes the Domiracer something special, let alone the looks and riding experience, but this one offers more; in concourse condition with only two owners and exceptionally low mileage it might just be the perfect bike.

The History and Paperwork


  • V5 present and correct
  • No current MOT
  • Original product registration/notification of sale from Norton to Henry Cole
  • V948 number plate authorization certificate from the DVLA
  • Original owners manual and documents in the norton case

The Interior


  • Concourse condition
  • Carbon fibre and foam seat
  • From the yoke to the dials the exceptional attention to detail shines through
  • Norton “Hand built at Donington Hall” badges on the dashboard
  • Bespoke Norton CNC alloy bar end mirrors
  • Original mirrors supplied with the bike
  • Datatool alarm

The controls and cockpit area of the Domiracer are simply gorgeous, all of the cnc-milled alloy has been hand polished and even the all of the carbon (airbox, seat unit and mudguards) has been laid by hand.  

It’s not often we’d mention the aesthetic quality of a yoke on a bike, but the cnc cut and hand polished yoke with the anodized blue preload adjusters is itself a thing of beauty and represents the overall feeling of this bike being something really special.

With only 12 miles showing in the little LCD mounted in the gorgeous dials it is, as you would expect, in perfect condition. 

The dials, the chrome surrounds, the dashboard, switchgear and even the transparent brake and clutch reservoirs all present perfectly with no signs of wear.


The Exterior


  • Concourse condition
  • Hand polished chrome and carbon fibre everywhere
  • Both spoked wheels are perfect
  • Hand-beaten mirror finish aluminium tank
  • Domiracer #20 decals on the carbon fibre airbox
  • Norton twin-pipe racing exhaust with custom/removable baffles
  • Original carbon fibre headlight cowling included

To say this is a fantastic looking bike would be an understatement. 

The aggressive stance, copious use of chrome and carbon fibre with the big twin Brembo’s up front and the carbon fibre single seat unit make this one of the most distinctive looking bikes we have ever seen. 

It looks exceptional from every angle, Norton went all in on the design of this bike and it shows everywhere you look.

It’s in perfect condition throughout, with all of the hand-polished chrome presenting as new and all of the trim, carbon fibre and paintwork in the same condition. 

The hand beaten aluminium tank is like a mirror and without a mark on it it’s more a work of art than a motorbike component.

The Mechanics


  • Twelve miles from new
  • Norton 961cc parallel-twin pushrod engine
  • Ohlins rear shock
  • Brembo brakes
  • The owner informs us that it starts, runs and rides perfectly
  • All of the mechanical elements present as new
  • Chain and sprockets show no wear
  • Gold fork stanchions show no signs of wear at all
  • Tyres have full tread
  • Original Norton road legal exhaust included

With only twelve miles on the clock the Domiracer’s mechanics present perfectly, even the discs have the original marks from machining! 

All of the visible mechanical components show no signs of use, let alone wear. 

The owner informs us that the bike has had the following fitted: exhaust lambda sensors, engine breather kit, Norton engine oil modification, alloy kick plates, bespoke tail tidy, wiring for a battery conditioner and the ECU remapped.

Summary


Even if there weren’t only 50 Domiracers made they would be something special, the looks and the riding experience alone set them apart from their mass produced counterparts, but the scarcity and exceptional condition of this one, combined with the famous ownership make this Domiracer something truly unique. 

Too good to ride, or too good not to ride? 

Only you can answer that question, but one thing is certain; this is a bike everyone wants in their garage and we know we wouldn’t be able to resist it.


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2015
  • Make Norton
  • Model Domiracer
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 12 Miles
  • Engine size 961
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Cornwall
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
41 bids
  • bu•••• £35,600 19/08/22
  • bu•••• £34,500 18/08/22
  • ro•••• £34,250 18/08/22
  • bu•••• £33,750 18/08/22
  • ro•••• £33,500 18/08/22
  • bu•••• £33,250 18/08/22
  • ho•••• £33,000 18/08/22
  • bu•••• £32,500 18/08/22
  • ro•••• £32,000 18/08/22
  • bu•••• £31,750 18/08/22

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