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 yet.
We do have a price on the SE high-end Norton, which will retail for a rock-bottom $34,899. That firesale price will include a limited edition Norton watch by Bremonte, an Arai Norton helmet, and a Norton leather jacket.
Or you could forgo the Norton, wear your own jean-jacket and HJC helmet, carry a Timex, and stash a whole fleet of Royal Enfields in your stable.
The Canadian distributor for the Indian-made marque, Bullet Motorcycles of Edmonton, Alberta, has announced pricing for the Canadian market: $7,395 for the Bullet Classic EFI, $6,995 for the Bullet Electra Deluxe EFI, and $6,895 for the Bullt Electra EFI.
Royal Enfield will also bring in the Classic Military model in the spring (price not yet known) and kits to convert a Royal Enfield into a café racer or vintage model – as if the Royal Enfield didn’t have that vintage cachet locked up already!
If you’re younger than our esteemed editor, you may not know this, but both Royal Enfield and Norton motorcycles were well-known marques back in the days when John, George, Ringo, and Bob were still together.