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Matthew Birt  says:

Norton continuing MotoGP talks for 2012

Norton continues to be in regular contact with Dorna about a potential 2012 entry in the new 1000cc MotoGP class.But Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta said there was still no guarantee that the legendary British brand would be involved next season, confirming that Norton boss Stuart Garner had been in talks with Inmotec about taking over the Spanish-based V4 project, which...

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supermario

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supermario says:

I wish Norton every success

But I really think they need to concentrate on making and selling road bikes for the time being. Learn to walk before you run etc.

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Elbowz11

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Elbowz11 says:

Norton making a entry.

Would certainly spice up MotoGP like SuperMario says they need to focus on the road bikes rather then making a entry into MotoGP when the rules change in 2012.

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JacquesWood

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JacquesWood says:

1000cc RC8?

When was the KTM RC8 ever a 1000cc? is it a sleeved/stroked down variant in mention?

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buelligan272

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buelligan272 says:

Norton!

Well lets hope it all happens in 2012.
Got to say the road bikes are truely awesome to look at and seem to be very successful so far.
Bit on the expensive side though but there seems to be plenty of buyers from what I gather.

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CosherB

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CosherB says:

is it April 1st already?

i do wish Norton well on the road bike front, but with only four companies on the planet that currently make a MotoGP engine, and accepting the rules are changing for next year, i'll eat my boots if there is a Norton powered bike on the grid in Qatar in 2012.  and i'm equally amazed by talk of a v-twin MotoGP engine, as that configuration is likely to struggle keeping up now in WSBK ...

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leemuz

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leemuz says:

im thinking

2012....norton enter moto gp......with british moto2 champion scott redding on board...

A year or so down the line im hoping we have a british champ, on a british bike.

Im also thinking how cool a rotary valve reliable engine would be on the track and on the roads...

Do i need to give myself a shake....lol

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chrisg011

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chrisg011 says:

Rotary Engine

Do the rules exclude rotary engines?

RE: Run before you can walk - racing can create credibility. If Norton were to invest in a race program with a special (rotary) engine early and do the reverse of Triumph, wouldn't they quickly garner leagions of fans waiting for a road going version of thier special...
I for one would LOVE to see Norton on the grid with something different to all the rest and even more want to own a road going rotary engined race derived Norton.

Or maybe I should just keep dreamin'

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Richard1967

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Richard1967 says:

What?

This must be a joke , the bikes a pile of shit 60 years behind the times , I doubt it'll sell enough to pay the bills never mind pay for a GP bike to be researched and developed from the imhotep . All i can say is come on norton get yer head straight .Still ; theres no such thing as bad publicity

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jamesg75

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jamesg75 says:

NO PLEASE DROP IT

Could Norton be in MotoGP in 2012 "No" not now not ever.

Please just leave the whole Norton comes back etc its crap and its been done to death pure sensationalism. This is the same garbage that every one is sick of with this paper "will Hopkins be in Moto GP next year" etc this paper must think its readers are "Special in the Head area". Just report things that have or will happen and that should be enough.

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SV659Nut

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SV659Nut says:

Please...

I would love to see Norton,and Triumph, get involved in MotoGP. Both manufacturers have wonderful storied histories and have a reputation for building fast and beautiful machines.

I would really crap my britches if Mat Mladin and Troy Bayless came out of retirement and entered the circus.

Hows that for wishing! (I'm really not joking - at least about Norton and Triumph anyway)

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