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Norton's 1000cc MotoGP engine revealed!

Resurgent British firm Norton is weeks away from testing an all-new 1000cc V4 on the dyno as it gears up for the next stage of its rebirth: MotoGP. This extraordinary development comes just two years after British businessman Stuart Garner bought the Norton name, copyright and all rights to the famous brand.   In that time Garner has overseen design and ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 26 January 2011

At the Norton factory

I visited the Norton factory at Donington Park to spec up my new Norton on January 13. The Cafe Racer SP tested in MCN was there - that's me sitting on it with Chris Walker and me holding up this week's MCN.

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  • General news
  • 13 January 2011

Video: Norton Commando Cafe Racer SP vs. Triumph Thruxton

One of the undoubted stars of Carole Nash Live at the NEC just before Christmas, standing out like a lump of coal in freshly-fallen snow, was the unveiling of a special, all-black, ‘blinged-up’ version of Norton’s 961 Commando Café Racer. Read the Norton Commando 961 review The Commando 961 Cafe Racer ‘SP’, as Norton call it, was originally conceived as a one-off ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 12 January 2011

Interview: MCN quizzes Norton boss on an amazing year

MCN quizzes Norton's boss Stuart Garner on an amazing year for him and his team...  How would you sum up 2010? In a word: amazing. Less than a year ago we’d gone public for the first time at the NEC, but we’d not delivered a bike, had less than a dozen staff and were still in the prototype stage. Since ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 06 January 2011

Norton ‘Chris Walker Special’ set for 2011 Thundersprint

This new, special version of the Norton Commando Café Racer is set to be one of the stars of next year’s Thundersprint. The special edition, features black engine cases and exhausts and BST carbon fibre wheels, is being priced at £13,995 and will be ridden by Walker at the popular Northwich two centre classic event on May 7/8 next year. ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 21 December 2010

Norton enters Italy

Norton has entered another significant phase of its expansion with an official unveiling and launch party at its Italian distributor.    Read the Norton Commando 961 review The move signifies the first new Norton to go on sale in Continental Europe. The bike, a black 961 Commando Sport, was unveiled by David Rebeccani of Motorcycle Specials of Cremona. Deliveries of the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 13 December 2010

First Norton Café Racer goes to owner

The first production version of Norton’s third new commando variant – the Café Racer – has been handed over to its new owner, motorcycle industry legend Maurice Feltham. Maurice, 71, who founded CMC motorcycles in Chesterfield, brought the silver Café Racer at last year’s NEC show and travelled to Norton HQ at Donington Park recently to receive its keys from ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 07 December 2010

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Norton unveils three new Commandos

Norton Motorcycles has taken the wraps off three new versions of the Commando including a dual seat option along with two others. The Commando dual seat will cost £750 more than the standard Commando bike and has been substantially changed in order to take a pillion. The bike will cost £13,249 compared to £12,499 for the stock bike.  Norton boss ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 27 November 2010

Ex-Ducati man to head Norton push into US

Norton has announced that it plans to make its first shipments of new machines to the US from May next year. The revived British marquee announced today (Weds) that it has appointed former Ducati US boss Dan Van Epps to head-up its operations in the States and to guide the firm’s much anticipated return to the American market. Van Epps ...

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  • General news
  • 24 November 2010

Norton picture: proof of full production

This is the picture that sceptics thought they'd never see and proves reborn Norton is now in full production.  In next week's MCN, out on Wednesday June 2, we get exclusive access to Norton's factory, and watch production of the £15,995, 961 Commando SE. Around 30 examples of the retro-styled, twin cylinder roadster have now been completed, with 20 already ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 28 May 2010

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