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Prince William Throws Leg Over a Norton at London Motorcycle Show

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During the recent London Motorcycle Show, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, stopped by to check out the latest from Norton Motorcycles. After chatting with Norton Chairman Stuart Garner, Prince William chose the Red Commando 961 Sport as his favorite. The Prince, a keen motorcycle enthusiast, expressed his interest in the growth and future of Norton as an example of a ...

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Norton Motorcycles Moves World Headquarters and Manufacturing Facilities to Historic Donington Hall

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Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd. has completed the purchase of historic Donington Hall, which will serve as its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities. Situated on 26 acres of classic English countryside and located within the Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit race complex, the new head office and production facilities are situated less than a mile from Norton’s current manufacturing plant. ...

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Norton Motorcycles Receives EPA Certificate of Conformity

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Norton Motorcycles has reached another milestone in the process of manufacturing motorcycles for the U.S. market. Norton received the EPA’s Certificate of Conformity for its model year 2013 Commando 961 series of motorcycles. With the approval in hand, the EPA’s certification process for the U.S. of the Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer, 961 Sport and 961 SE models is complete. ...

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Norton Motorcycles Announces Successful Completion of U.S. EPA and CARB Durability Testing

Norton Motorcycles reached an important milestone this week with the successful completion of the durability and emission testing for its Commando 961 series of motorcycles. With the Certification Lab’s successful completion and compliance report, the challenging technical testing portion of the approval process for the U.S. and Canadian of the Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer, 961 Sport and 961 SE ...

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Retrospective: Norton Electra 400: 1963-1965

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Anybody who thinks that the British motorcycle industry was blind-sided by the invasion of Japanese motorcycles has not read his or her history. Lots of people in England were working on new ideas in the early ’60s, but the problem was more a lack of investment than any lack of engineering, and secondarily a number of higher-up execs who really ...

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Collector: 1953 Norton International

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Norton was never one of the larger English motorcycle factories, but for over 70 years, wherever there was racing, there were Nortons. The Norton International is the street version of one of the best racers ever built, the Norton Manx, and shares the Manx’s handling qualities and gorgeous good looks. James Lansdowne Norton was born in Birmingham in 1869. Apprenticed ...

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