Birthday bash! Norton celebrate 125 years with special liveries

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Norton Motorcycles are celebrating 125 years of the iconic British name with a number of special liveries, inspired by past motorcycling successes.

Given the anniversary, a total of 125 bikes will be available, with the first public appearance to be made at this month’s Motorcycle Live show at Birmingham’s NEC from 18-26 November.

Six limited editions will be available across a range of current models inspired by the 1902 Norton Energette, 1937-1962 Norton Manx, 1972 Norton Formula 750 Works Racer, and late 80s to early 90s Norton NRS588 rotary racer.

Norton 125 year anniversary logo

Visible in hall 3A stand 3E10 at the show, the specials are based around the Commando 961 LE roadster, V4SV superbike, and V4CR naked. The special edition CRs will be taken from part of the bike’s overall limited 200-bike production run.

A tribute livery to each of the models above will be available on the Commando 961 LE and will begin at £18,899. This includes the ‘Energette’ special, complete with a yellow paint job, brown leather seat, and polished Öhlins suspension. All bikes will also wear a commemorative 125-year anniversary crest, featuring a Limited Edition logo.

The most understated design revolves around the Manx which features a mix of colour-correct silver and black components.

Norton Commando 961 LE Transatlantic special

All three current Norton models will also be available in tribute designs to the NRS588 rotary, featuring instantly recognisable striping against black bodywork.

Alongside the Commandos, the V4CR ‘588’ and the V4SV ‘588’ will be priced at £49,999 and £51,999, respectively. Visit for more.