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Norton building a bigger future

Mark Holmes, 01 July 2011 10:56

Norton took two big steps toward an even bigger future this week, with production of its first Euro 3-compliant Commandos, and the approval of plans for a substantial new Donington Park factory. Euro 3 is the latest EU emissions standard for bikes and compliance means Commandos are now marketable in a bigger range of countries worldwide and potentially speeds up ...

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Norton's 1000cc MotoGP engine revealed!

Andy Downes, 26 January 2011 09:56

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 ...

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Video: Norton Commando Cafe Racer SP vs. Triumph Thruxton

MCN, 12 January 2011 08:30

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 ...

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Interview: MCN quizzes Norton boss on an amazing year

Phil West, 06 January 2011 16:40

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 ...

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Norton ‘Chris Walker Special’ set for 2011 Thundersprint

Andy Downes, 21 December 2010 12:53

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. ...

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Norton enters Italy

Phil West, 13 December 2010 16:28

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 ...

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First Norton Café Racer goes to owner

Alannah Fellows, 07 December 2010 13:57

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 ...

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Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Norton unveils three new Commandos

Andy Downes, 27 November 2010 10:00

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 ...

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Ex-Ducati man to head Norton push into US

Phil West, 24 November 2010 17:00

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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Norton picture: proof of full production

John Westlake, 28 May 2010 16:14

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 ...

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