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Norton Motorcycles has delivered its first motorcycle into Sweden for some 30 years.

The delivery to Mr Sivervall caused quite a stir, Frank baked a cake and bought the beers for his invited friends to see the unveiling of this special bike. The first new Norton to be imported into Sweden for 30 years.

We love his ‘bike’ shed and hope he has many happy hours in there and on the road. The Norton factory team send our best wishes to Frank and all the Norton supporters in Sweden.

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In-house Manufacturing

Over the last few months Norton has invested heavily in its in-house manufacturing capability. Part of this increased investment has been a Hardinge GS150 CNC Lathe. To ensure best quality components and consistent delivery of component we make as many parts as possible in-house. One of these such parts is the oil banjo bolt connecting external oil line to oil pump. Even though it is a small component our attention to detail here at Norton is such that we have decided to make this part in-house helping us along the way to British made best quality components.

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A colourful day at Norton

Four bikes and four colours, all hand built to individual customer specification.

Contact your nearest dealer or call in and visit us at the factory for a test ride, spec your bike, choose a colour, place your order!

These four customers did just that…
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Phil Packer, MBE and friend of Norton paid us a visit yesterday whilst on his epic journey of walking 2012 miles throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Phil was due to walk in Rutland to walk with the students from the Rutland County College and called in to catch up with the Norton Team. Stuart is a BRIT advisor and Norton has supported BRIT since the very beginning and will continue that support to both Phil and the charity.

Phil said “It was a pleasure to see Stuart again and to spend time talking to Stuart and KJ about the BRIT Strategy and listen to advice, guidance and to chat through ideas. I value the support of my BRIT Advisors immensely and I am very lucky to have good such friends.

To find out more about BRIT and Phil's adventure, visit www.britishinspirationtrust.org.uk
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Norton 961 Commando Passes USA EPA and CARB Testing

Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd today announces an important milestone with their ability to supply bikes to the North American and Canadian market upon the successful completion of the durability and emission testing for its Commando 961 series of motorcycles.

The emission and durability testing was carried out by a certified testing laboratory and at specific intervals during its 15,000Km accumulation the bikes are tested to ensure compliance with EPA and CARB exhaust, noise and evaporative emissions. The lab’s testing also completes a significant durability and safety trial and the new 961 Norton Commando passed and exceeded all standards by a wide margin.

This testing process included NHSTA’s safety and compliance documentation, plus the certification testing review and processing required by the U.S. EPA and the California Air Resources Board. The remaining steps in the certification process are primarily paper based compliance reporting and subsequent approvals from various departments.

Stuart Garner CEO of Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd commented:
“I would like to thank the dedicated Norton team for accomplishing such a monumental feat. For the bike to come through the rigorous 15,000Km testing shows its’ great durability and build quality. It’s a credit to both our design and production teams, along with our key suppliers who have also worked alongside us on to ensure we have the very best quality components.

The process of opening the key USA market began two years ago with the recruitment of Dan Van Epps, an industry veteran and ex CEO of Ducati North America. Dan has helped steer us through the process which has taken continual resource and investment to achieve the approvals, which of course alongside Europe give us another of the most significant markets in the world. I would also like to thank Peter Howes, Norton Canada who has worked tirelessly to make this possible.

Both Norton America and Norton Canada have been busy building our dealer network and we now have a solid foundation to invest in and build upon.

It has taken the Norton team a little under four years to successfully rebuild this iconic British motorcycle brand. However, whilst there is much left to do, our immediate focus will be to continue to work hard to get our early UK orders delivered ahead of growing production volume for the export market.”
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All Systems Go...

Within a week of taking delivery of a new CNC machine, the immediate benefits are already clearly evident with an increase in billet parts.
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We’ve welcome some new faces to the factory this week, furthermore expanding our production and buying teams.

From Left to Right we have;

Otis West has technical experience having worked in a large UK motorcycle dealership. He joins production and will be hand building the 961 Norton Commando.

Martin Mitchell is a keen motorcycle enthusiast having been involved in riding and building motorcycles from the age of 12. Martin joins production in the engine build department and will be hand assembling the Commando 961 engine.

Tracey Riley joins our purchasing department, bringing over 20 years purchasing experience working with blue chip engineering companies. Tracey will be responsible for expediting supplier deliveries.

Sean Kynnersley brings over 25 years of industry experience. Sean specialises in motorcycle preparation, performance and servicing which has took him around the world. More recently Sean has managed the workshop for a UK motorcycle dealer. Sean’s wealth of experience will be put to good use in our expanding warehouse and logistics team.
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New Addition to Norton Accessory Range

We have introduced a range of Norton 100% silk scarves, by Jeffery West to our online shop. Gift boxed, they will make a great Christmas gift!

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Radio 2 DJ, Chris Evans visited Donington Park today to view the iconic Dunlop Bridge which he purchased over the weekend at the Goodwood Revival.

The bridge was dismantled in 2009 and has been housed within the Norton’s factory complex for well over two years. The DJ and One Show presenter hasn’t yet decided what to do with his purchase which is over 70 metres in length! We will endeavour to keep you posted!

Click here for more photos www.nortonmotorcycles.com/news/radio-2-dj-chris-evans-visits-donington-park/
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Joining our new fabrication facility is Chris Perkins.

Chris is an experienced welder, coded to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) standard and brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise. Chris comes from an Engineering background and of course has a passion for motorcycles and Norton
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Only one in the world...

Today at the factory we are just completing a very unique bike, which is the combination of our limited edition SE coupled with our Café Racer.
We were delighted when we received a request for this very special motorcycle and look forward to delivering this machine in the coming days.
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Fresh off the production line…

Proud owner Steve Eccleshall will take delivery of his beautiful Commando 961 Sport this week. With a personalised paint scheme and upgrades from standard such as USD forks, black rims, black yoke kit and clock surrounds, we’re sure this distinctive bike will attract plenty of attention.

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A new era has begun for Norton Motorcycles
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A new era has begun for Norton Motorcycles. The 961 Commando is the first new Norton model to be launched from the all new Commando Platform. Each new model will draw inspiration from the past and build on the Norton legacy for the future.