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Norton building a bigger future

Mark Holmes, 01 July 2011 10:56

Norton took two big steps toward an even bigger future this week, with production of its first Euro 3-compliant Commandos, and the approval of plans for a substantial new Donington Park factory. Euro 3 is the latest EU emissions standard for bikes and compliance means Commandos are now marketable in a bigger range of countries worldwide and potentially speeds up ...

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At the Norton factory

Jerry Hutchinson, 13 January 2011 19:25

I visited the Norton factory at Donington Park to spec up my new Norton on January 13. The Cafe Racer SP tested in MCN was there - that's me sitting on it with Chris Walker and me holding up this week's MCN.

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Video: Norton Commando Cafe Racer SP vs. Triumph Thruxton

MCN, 12 January 2011 08:30

One of the undoubted stars of Carole Nash Live at the NEC just before Christmas, standing out like a lump of coal in freshly-fallen snow, was the unveiling of a special, all-black, ‘blinged-up’ version of Norton’s 961 Commando Café Racer. Read the Norton Commando 961 review The Commando 961 Cafe Racer ‘SP’, as Norton call it, was originally conceived as a one-off ...

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Interview: MCN quizzes Norton boss on an amazing year

Phil West, 06 January 2011 16:40

MCN quizzes Norton's boss Stuart Garner on an amazing year for him and his team...  How would you sum up 2010? In a word: amazing. Less than a year ago we’d gone public for the first time at the NEC, but we’d not delivered a bike, had less than a dozen staff and were still in the prototype stage. Since ...

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Norton ‘Chris Walker Special’ set for 2011 Thundersprint

Andy Downes, 21 December 2010 12:53

This new, special version of the Norton Commando Café Racer is set to be one of the stars of next year’s Thundersprint. The special edition, features black engine cases and exhausts and BST carbon fibre wheels, is being priced at £13,995 and will be ridden by Walker at the popular Northwich two centre classic event on May 7/8 next year. ...

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Norton enters Italy

Phil West, 13 December 2010 16:28

Norton has entered another significant phase of its expansion with an official unveiling and launch party at its Italian distributor.    Read the Norton Commando 961 review The move signifies the first new Norton to go on sale in Continental Europe. The bike, a black 961 Commando Sport, was unveiled by David Rebeccani of Motorcycle Specials of Cremona. Deliveries of the ...

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First Norton Café Racer goes to owner

Alannah Fellows, 07 December 2010 13:57

The first production version of Norton’s third new commando variant – the Café Racer – has been handed over to its new owner, motorcycle industry legend Maurice Feltham. Maurice, 71, who founded CMC motorcycles in Chesterfield, brought the silver Café Racer at last year’s NEC show and travelled to Norton HQ at Donington Park recently to receive its keys from ...

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Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Norton unveils three new Commandos

Andy Downes, 27 November 2010 10:00

Norton Motorcycles has taken the wraps off three new versions of the Commando including a dual seat option along with two others. The Commando dual seat will cost £750 more than the standard Commando bike and has been substantially changed in order to take a pillion. The bike will cost £13,249 compared to £12,499 for the stock bike.  Norton boss ...

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