RE: Any ex Cotton workers/works riders able to help? by Keith - written 28/01/2013 15:45:51

Martin Lovell wrote (29/12/2012 22:53:33):

Hi folks, last year I became the owner of one of the 2 Norton Villiers Metisse experimental scramblers, built and raced for the 1st half of 1967. Research has shown it was Andy Roberton's bike and I would like to know what happened to it after NV replaced it with a frame of their own design later that year. All I have been able to discover is that a previous owner rode with Fluff Brown (he moved from Cotton to the NV works team) and that it was resprayed a pale yellow and a 'Cotton Cossack' transfer applied to the tank. If anyone has any information on the bikes history/owners/whereabouts from late 1967 - Feb 2012 I would be most grateful to know. I know its not a Cotton, but it seems to have some ties to the company somewhere along the line.

have you tried contacting Freddie Mayes through the ACU,as i understand it the Norton Villiers started off in a Metisse frame but halfway through the season Roberton and Mayes  switched to a Cotton frame and they where more comfortable with the bike, NV had their own frame the following season,