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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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racinjetford

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racinjetford says:

triumph...

A triumph 1000cc 3-cylinder GP bike would be sweet. Probably more likely than Norton, too, unless it is to be entirely sponsor and investor funded. Then it would be a risky and short lived venture that would need almost immediate transfer to the consumer bike market to make the investments start paying. Either way, I'd live to see more on the grid. I just don't think it's likely. Maybe Aprilia can bring the cube back with updated electronics and smoother power delivery. That was a bike a few years ahead of it's time, and re-visited I bet it could be successful...

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FellRaven

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FellRaven says:

Could be a poison challace

The problem with Racing is it's all about winning and unlike car racing it isn't just about the machine or the engine the rider makes a huge contribution. If Norton or Triumph were to re-enter MotoGP and fail to make a mark it wouldn't just be money wasted but could tarnish their existing image.

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alisdairm

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alisdairm says:

Is Norton still developing there rotary for Road racing?
If only we were allowed fag sponsors back on the bikes, we could have a Rotary Norton with JPS/Regal/B&H/Golden Virginia all lining up to get their British brand on a British bike in a World stage.
 

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goat46

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goat46 says:

More please !!

We just need more bikes in Motogp , the size of the field is pathetic. Watched some old 500cc films the other night featuring the LEGENDS of the 80's and the number of bikes was awsome. Pray BMW and Aprilia decide to join the party as well !!

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fullgas74

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fullgas74 says:

norton

Fully agree with what the GOAT46 has to say. couldnt of put it better me self.

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DoctorMartin

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DoctorMartin says:

Sounds good......on paper!

Cant see this happening to be honest. You need a small fortune to go racing in motogp, Norton should have a couple of years in BSB and get established with a good sponsor and see what happens! BMW and Aprilia would slot straight into motogp which would add much needed bikes to the grid!  Bide your time Norton........Rome wasnt built in a day!

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