A long time ago in a land far away, the British made motorcycles. Then in the late 1970s, they didn't. Triumph was the first of the British marques to rise Phoenix-like from the ashes; now Norton and Royal Enfield are following suit – albeit on two separate paths.
In the late '60s-early '70s, the Norton Commando was Britain's only true superbike. With 750 cc of raw power and stunning good looks, the Commando represented the last gasp of a British motorcycle industry that was on life support until in 1977 the last Norton rolled off the assembly line as an 850 (actually 828 cc) Commando Mk III. To read the rest of the article: http://www.wheels.ca/Motorcycles/article/783389
Norton Motorcycles has announced that new machines have begun rolling off the production line at their Donington Park factory, almost 20 years after they were last produced in the UK.
The company has already sold 200 special edition Commando bikes, made to commemorate the relaunch of the brand, and has now secured enough orders to begin full production. To read the rest of the article: http://www.passionperformance.ca/motorcycle/articles/5998/
British Manufacturer Norton will return to its 1898 birthplace this November, to launch their new range of models at The Carole Nash International Motorcycle & Scooter Show 2009, in Birmingham, UK.
Norton will unveil two new machines to the world at the Birmingham show, the 961 SE Commando and the Café Racer Commando. To read the rest of the article: http://www.passionperformance.ca/motorcycle/articles/5607/