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sidecarkeith



Joined: 06 Jan 2007
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Location: yorkshire uk

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:44 pm    Post subject: Good News from the UK Reply with quote

An old friend is back,
Norton Motorcycles are back in business, the 2009 range is out.
Will bring pictures from the show in December.
How long before one of you puts a chair on this.



There's a racing street model too in Black & Gold.
Now where's my bank manager Big Grin

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4t



Joined: 31 Jan 2005
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Location: dracut,mass.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's beautiful Very Happy

I wonder if they'll import to the u.s.?

4t
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Paul



Joined: 27 Jan 2005
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Location: Utah

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Good News from the UK Reply with quote

sidecarkeith wrote:

Now where's my bank manager Big Grin


Very nice... but with a 1000cc vertical twin, best ring your dentist as well!

The web site is http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com - it says they're working on a rotary as well.
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sidecarkeith



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1st I think thats an American number plate on the back, which I think is where they tested it.

2nd It's only a 892cc, so not as many dentist visits Big Grin Big Grin
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docmike



Joined: 27 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This model was developed in the US, and the company went bankrupt a few years back, I think right after the Gilroy CA made Indians went under. I always thought it (the Norton, not the Indian ) was a great looking bike and hated to see them go under.

According to the website they bought all the rights and intellectual property. So there's hope.

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sidecarkeith



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/mcn/2008/October/20-26/oct2108-new-mcn-october-22/?&R=EPI-103732

Her's a page from our biking paper, if you click on the Norton link it'll tell you all about the new owner.

I know some of you know of Jeremy Clarkson, so if you click on his name you can see how much he hates bikes.

Keith
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Paul



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but we love Jeremy dearly, so we'll let that one go.

I think the new owner is punching out the motor a bit, this http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com/bike/bike_961specs.asp says the new bike is 961 cc.
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sidecarkeith



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe different spec's for different Countries, i.e. bigger for your market. Question

Keith
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zentime



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just want one Big Grin Big Grin
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