It's a nice bike but what's the point?
That's fine to know it is all new but how much of it was actually made in the UK at a guess i would say probably around 2% of the whole bike.
Electronics: japanese, probably made in china.
Engine: probably japanese made in china.
Suspension: probably japanese made in china.
What is actually made in the UK about this bike, oh the name and maybe the oil but run by americans.
yes it seems it was put together in the UK a whopping 95% of it was and yes it was designed in the UK using japanese computers no doubt and copying as much japanese bike tech as possible.
I don't want to knock this bike but lets be honest about norton, they lost it a long time ago and it is a shame as it was the first bike i ever sat on and probably the sole reason why i ride bikes today.
We in the UK don't have the engineering skills any more to have a good flurishing motorcycle industry and even if we did to build a bike and engineer a bike including the electronics needed to keep it legal under todays legislation it would cost way to much money for anyone except the very rich to afford.
All British bike Nope japanese bike with most if not all the parts made in china with a British name seems more likely, designed, perhaps in the UK but based on japanese bikes for sure.
What is a good reason for buying this japanese bike with a british name over say buying a honda with a tried and tested reliable japanese engineering name even if their bikes are put together badly in European countries now instead of the high quality standards of japan that used to be?
Good luck to them but i doubt it will make much of a mark on the British biking market.