Can Norton make its marque again?

  peter99co 13:47 30 Oct 2008
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Not anti virus, the real Norton.

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A UK businessman has bought the iconic Norton motorcycle brand

  Quickbeam 14:05 30 Oct 2008

I hope so, I used to race a Norton 500 single, so the marque is dear to me.

Norton as a racing marque goes back a very long way. They won the first TT in 1907 for the twin cylinder class, but using a Peugeot engine. They then went on to become an unbeatable force in race engineering... unfortunately they got stuck in a time warp in the '60s trying to compete in world class racing with a single cylinder against European and Japanese exotica. Moto Guzzie had a 500 V8 and Honda had 350 & 500 6s, and a 125x5...

  DippyGirl 16:03 30 Oct 2008

Another Triumph-ant story (sorry)-
Does this mean we are likely to see BSAs thumping down the streets again?

  lofty29 19:32 30 Oct 2008

With the likely cost of one of these machines to be out of the reach of most people, I do not think there will be many about, how often do you see a triumph. Lovely dream though to think of FB's, enfield's, BSA's all over the shop.

  laurie53 20:33 30 Oct 2008

Didn't really work with Triumph did it? You can see them, yes, but they're not common.

Original Enfields are still available, brand new but with uprated electrics etc. from the factory in India which still produces them, both twins and singles, to original specs.

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