Two iconic marques get some good news.
Terblanche was responsible for the 999. Is this a good thing for Norton? Norton Motorcycles has announced that designer Pierre Terblanche, formerly of Piaggio and before that Ducati, will join them to help develop future models. Stuart Garner, CEO of Norton, said, “Combining his flair for original concepts with Norton’s sporting traditions, will allow us … Continue reading Terblanche joins Norton
Norton looking for upgraded image. Grids for MotoGP races in 2012 could look quite different if rumours of new manufacturer efforts pay off. An Austrian journalist has claimed that Norton wants to run two bikes in the ’12 series, when rules will allow motors up to 1,000 cc in displacement. Norton’s website states that the … Continue reading Norton eyes MotoGP
Norton at the Toronto show Photo: blogspot & royalenfields.com From the Toronto Motorcycle Show comes news about two new (or re-introduced, at least) motorcycle lines for Canadian riders: Norton, and Royal Enfield. Norton Motorcycles Canada will import the Café Racer and Sport versions of the new 961 Commando, though we don’t have prices for them … Continue reading Norton, Royal Enfield prices released
961 Commando The first British invasion changed the face of music and, to a lesser degree, society. The second won’t be as spectacular, but tell that to any Norton or Royal Enfield enthusiast and you’ll get a "Blimey!" right in the face. Norton and Royal Enfield — that is, the revived Norton and the based-in-India … Continue reading Norton, Royal Enfield at T.O. show
Norton to run in Isle of Man – not the one on the right Back on October 16 we reported that a British businessman named Stuart Garner claimed to have taken over all rights to the Norton name and planned a revival of the marque. Now BBC news is reporting that Garner plans to have … Continue reading Norton to race the Isle
The Commando 961 might yet some to production. Just in time for All-Hallows Eve comes word of yet another proposed Norton return from the dead. The venerable English firm (originally founded in 1898, although the first motorcycles weren’t built until 1902) is supposedly on life-support once again. To say the financial history of the … Continue reading Norton Revival?
Norton, as they should have made it The M28 is a concept Norton that brings the old British marque right into the 21st century. Industrial design student Arron Rogers created the updated Norton in his final year of Vehicle Design study at Coventry University. With an underseat fuel tank, a frame rail where the gas … Continue reading Updated Norton only a dream
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