The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again.
Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifiying bike in the contest and vote for
their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.
|February 2019 Bike of the Month
Jeff McCoy with his 1950 Norton ES2
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 490cc Single OHV
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Jeff McCoy
City: Huntington Beach
Congratulations to Jeff McCoy of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1950 Norton ES2.
Jeff won a plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.
Jeff is one of the original members of this group. He has been a member longer than I have and he has a fantastic collection of motorcycles. Every one that I have seen is remarkable, but he usually shows up later, and scoots out early so he's rarely in the running for Bike of the Month.
Jeff has only owned this bike for a week and a half, and had to ride it to the meet today.
The Norton ES2 is the sport model of the rigid framed Norton Model 18. It features a plunger rear suspension giving it superior handling to the 18.
The restoration on this bike is about ten years old.
For more information about this iconic bike, visit:
Norton ES2 on Wikipedia
Thank you Jeff for bringing your Norton out in the rain for all of us to see. See all the photos in our February Gallery.
||Bike of the Month Gallery
Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.