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.
In September, Norton announced the successful durability testing carried out by its laboratory in the U.S. to ensure compliance with EPA and CARB exhaust, noise and evaporative emissions. The issuance of the EPA Certificate of Conformity confirms federal emission standards compliance and testing approval.
This is a major hurdle for a small specialty manufacturer, and the first approval sought by the new Norton Motorcycles for the USA. Next is the California Air Resources Board review and approval, which typically follows EPA certification by two or three months.
The factory, located within the Donington Grand Prix Circuit in England, is ready to begin production of U.S. and Canadian 2013 models for these key markets. Visit nortonmotorcycles.com for all the latest news about Norton Motorcycles.