Norton’s Moving To Donington, and Dealerships Near YouRoad Rider

4 Июн 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Norton’s Moving To Donington, and Dealerships Near YouRoad Rider отключены
Norton 961/SS Commando
Norton 961/SS Commando

Norton’s Moving To Donington, and Near You

It was great to see so many bikes and British bike at the Clubman’s All-British Bike this time last at the Santa Clara County Seeing so many amazing bikes in one place was incredible – you to the BSA Owner’s Club for another year. But the show was also for the motorcycle community to tip our hat to the restorers and of these treasures.

Many of have spent years investing, toiling and tinkering, and without fanfare, to return bikes to a state of glory not for decades. And they didn’t do it for the and ahhs or the head-turns, but for the love of the as it once was, and to see it in proud to the machines of today.

A lot of historic motorcycles have reborn into mass in recent years, including Bonneville and the Royal Enfield and their popularity shows how we all love the vintage styling and conjured by bikes of yesteryear. Now it be long before we start brand new Norton Commandos California roads. But the journey to the of Norton has been a long

The new leadership at Norton feels a weight of responsibility to bring its back to a station on par with its beginnings, and they are doing it care and patience. Not just for the and ahhs, but truly for the love of the

As part of their master Norton Motorcycles purchased the square foot historic Hall in March of this a gothic revival style and estate situated within the Park Grand Prix Complex in the English countryside. The to Donington isn’t much of a geographically – it’s about a from their previous – but it is a huge step in Norton’s to revive the motorcycle brand in a way. The estate includes 26 of land, and will serve as the of Norton’s management, design, and facilities.

But not only will the of Donington enable Norton to it is also a grand, symbolic that brings together the of British racing with an British motorcycle brand. Hall is steeped in history, like Norton, has a heritage conjures notions of a uniquely “permanence, strength, and quality”, as it was put by Garner, the man who brought Norton to England. Most recently, served as the headquarters for British International, but the two hundred year old has seen eras come and go in British style.

Since beginning production on all-new Norton Commando models in 2009, orders for have far exceeded the production of Norton’s current facilities and As it stands currently, Norton is between one hundred to two hundred a month. Donington will Norton to ramp-up production as

But despite the pressure to meet demand, the new Norton leadership is about their commitment to on the permanence and maintaining the quality of the The new Nortons will never be jobs, and they will ‘built in Britain, by British

While Norton is thoroughly its British roots, the contribution by clubs and restorers to keeping the alive and well-loved over the hasn’t been lost on the the new In fact, Norton’s head of American operations, Dan Van Epps, was when he discovered the extent of the and dedication of Norton clubs in the US. It so surprising, though, when you just how much Norton in America had to do with bringing back from the rust

In the late twentieth century, Motorcycle’s patents and trademarks coming under dispute and While big manufacturers were out ownership issues, small shops in the United States and were sparking a renaissance in the The most significant among was Kenny Dreer and his Vintage in Portland.

Dreer’s rebuilds and restorations fabricated and modern parts, and by the 2000s he was building whole new what he called the Commando 961 SS.

in 2006, Dreer was unable to due to financial difficulties. But it opened the for the torch to be passed on to English and committed Nortonist, Stuart In 2008, Garner, the owner of Racing Limited, secured the to Norton Commando. With commitment and backing that didn’t have, Garner has huge strides towards Norton fully back to

And finally, even back to our own of California.

Earlier this Norton USA announced they are close to having California approval on their Commando and dealerships are taking orders for SE, Cafe, and Sport models. But when 2013 Nortons are sold in California dealerships, still likely be a rare and sight, (almost) just the originals.

Click HERE  to go back to Rider News.


Other articles of the category "interesting":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.