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Norton cuts waiting time for new bikes

Norton has cut the waiting time for new orders of the Commando 961 to six months; the shortest time since the British firm was reborn in 2009 thanks to improved parts supply. Norton has not only cut the waiting time for new Commandos as a result of tackling parts supply issues but this is in the face of increased orders after...

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Sep 09

Posts: 898

Rogerborg says:

Why publish this as a fact? It's a marketing claim.

FACT: I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.

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Jan 13

Posts: 26

js70062 says:


are there just fewer people in the queue, maybe?

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Jul 09

Posts: 146

burningbush says:


Just in time to run them in with salt and ice on the roads...lovely.

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Sep 09

Posts: 107

mickofield says:

Accounts receivable more caught up?

It is hard to figure suppliers holding up production for more than a month or so, unless of course they have not been paid! Sounds like the Italian motorcycle industry of the 70s.

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Sep 09

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Rogerborg says:

I do actually believe the reason for their supply problems

Norton are commissioning small runs of parts, which are liable to get bumped whenever larger, more profitable orders come in. That's genuinely not their fault: their real sin has been making promises on behalf of those suppliers when they know fine well that it's out of their control.

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Mar 05

Posts: 65

Darowyn says:

The first thing I noticed when I saw a new Norton for the first time was that the shape of the side covers bears no relation to the shape of the space between the frame tubes where they fit. It leaves odd gaps in the profile of the bike, that spoil the solidity that the beautifully massive engine gives. It's a bit amateurish, shows a lack of attention to detail.

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Dec 08

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boybilly1967 says:

And hopefully the price may come down? dream on,,,

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Jun 06

Posts: 59

brynhils says:

Less customers?

My guess is that those customers already waiting for nearly 2 years got fed up and left the queue ...

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