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Poll: Is the new Norton really a Norton?

The front page of this week's MCN proudly reveals Norton's new V4 race bike, and the story inside explains how Norton went from a blank sheet of paper to running race bike in six weeks. It's an astonishing feat, but skeptics are already questioning whether the bike is a true Norton, given that its engine is from an Aprilia and the...

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stavros012008

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norton my arse ..its more like a crt bike ..sell it to birdy he might do better lol ...worst paint job in moto gp

 

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jollyboy

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jollyboy says:

Of course it's not a Norton, but then the company isn't Norton either is it?

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djjonnibgood

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djjonnibgood says:

norton

maybe the choice of engine hints at a possible crt entry next season?

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BobLeDuc

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BobLeDuc says:

I'm with jollyboy

 

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easytargets

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easytargets says:

engine brand

Is a Jap engined Rudge not a rudge? Is any Villers engine bike, Dot, Greeves, etc not worthy of thier name and more laterly Is the new Husqvarna not a Husqvarna? Is any Bimota actually a Bimota?

Get over it it's made by a company called Norton isn't it?

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SMITSJ

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SMITSJ says:

im with stavros, in that case that means all crt and moto 2 bikes arnt  what they say they are. engines by one chasis by another but called something else!!!! built by norton called norton sold by norton. end of.

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brutale r

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brutale r says:

joly

then triumph aint a real triumph

easy im with you on this

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b6nus

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b6nus says:

Yes it's a Norton.

Aprilia engine? Aprilia have used Rotax, Suzuki and BMW engines in the past, and no-one questioned those bikes. Lotus use Rover and Toyota engines in the Elise. The VX220 uses a Lotus chassis. Old Omegas used 2.5 BMW engines.

 

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IronKlad

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IronKlad says:

No one questions those bikes because at least Aprilia/Suzuki/Bimota at least made the frame etc (ie the bike). I guess if Norton are the ones bolting the bits together then it could be a Norton, but its not really in the spirit of the brand.

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supermario

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supermario says:

MCN you blaggers!!

you pinched my question from another thread!

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