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Norton: 'What we learned last year created this bike'

Norton design boss Simon Skinner and his small team of engineers, designers and mechanics sat down the week after the 2012 TT and sifted through notes and reams of computer data to work out what a bike would need for the 2013 TT. The results, seen for the first time in an MCN world exclusive, are an almost completely new bike...

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Norton.

Regrettably I have to agree with the general view here that this is a businessman's indulgence in a vanity/glamour project at the expense of the taxpayer, leading to disappointed potential customers, enthusiasts and unfortunate employees. Meanwhile branding seems more important than product (-wanna buy a Norton t-shirt?) . Two interesting articles here;

http://rideapart.com/2012/08/nortongate/

http://rideapart.com/2013/05/stuart-garner-on-nortons-future/


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domster

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domster says:

James

Useful post! but as i've always said, if it's not c.o.d it's not worth having.

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billysollocks

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"What we learned last year" is that we can take deposits for bikes that customers won't receive until we've finished at playing at being gentleman racers, who operate from our country estate. Pimms doesn't grow on trees, old boy! Oh, tish p'shaw and nonsense, what do the proletariat know of our lofty affairs? Peasants, the bally lot of'em.

Possibly not a direct quote but then again...... 

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Not True Active Suspension

Truly active suspension uses actuators to control vertical movement of the wheels (e.g. Williams FW14B and FW15). The systems in some current motorcycles are adaptive suspensions that vary only damping characteristics.

 

 

Just because manufacturers are sloppy/misleading with the terminology is no excuse for others to be.

 

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

snev

"May I suggest putting a bit of air in the rear tyre........"

 

With the amount of hot air Stuart Garner generates, not only should tire/tyre under-inflation not be an issue, but tire/tyre warmers are not needed.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

69Fastback

As someone else suggested on another forum, since this bike is an Aprilia engine in a Spondon frame, it should be called the Apron.  ;)

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ava123

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ava123 says:

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chriswren

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chriswren says:

Damn I just read:

http://rideapart.com/2012/08/nortongate/

and they are wasting money playing at the TT?? we knew they were a shower of shit but perhpes they should give all the money back and just shut shop hmmmmmm

 

 

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