Norton in New York

New York

Following hot on the heels of the Canadian launch event, Stuart Garner met with Dan Van Epps CEO of Norton America in central New York. The only topic of conversation was the imminent delivery of new Norton Commando motorcycles. Stuart and Dan discussed the final specification and model details needed to begin the October production of US Commando 961 Models. The bikes destined for the USA will be some of the first produced in Norton’s new Hastings House manufacturing facility. In addition to the location’s greater size and volume potential, it also allows for future expansion when needed. In preparation for the move of Norton production to the Hastings House facility, the key priority in it’s layout design and construction was a focus on quality control during each assembly stage. The U.S. destined Commando models feature many product, material and engineering changes that ensure every Norton produced is robust, reliable and delivers that true British Roadster experience.


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