#77 Richard Asprey
South Lake, TX
1915 Norton TT
Richard Asprey is a native Londoner who moved to Texas in 2001. He’s been riding motorbikes since he bought his first bike at age 15; a used Garelli Tiger Cross 50cc 2-stroke.The little Garelli was still his daily rider when he started working for Lloyd’s of London.
Since selling his business a few years ago, Richard has become an avid motorcycle collector, and an even more avid rider.
He is the current president of the North Texas Norton Owners Association (NTNOA), and is also a member of the Lone Star Section of the Vincent Owners Club, the Southern California Norton Owners Club, and Peckerhead Motorcycle Racing.Richard will be piloting a 1915 Norton Model TT (Norton Code Name: Tourist),The twelfth oldest known Norton. He bought the bike in February 2015 from Joe Seifert of Norton Motors (nortonmotors.co.uk). Initially the rare bike wasn’t for sale, but Joe was intrigued with Richard’s plans to ride it in the Cannonball Run, and kindly allowed him to purchase the Norton.
Richard rode the Model TT in the 2016 Cannonball Century Race and the 2018 Portland Maine to Portland Oregon. For 2020, Richard will be riding the TT again, and bringing three friends to ride with him as Team Norton.