New dual seat Commando’s are heading out to Paris, France for the first time in over 30 years. Please contact Norton France for further details, contact info is on our website.
After recent homologation approvals the Commando dual seat option is now available throughout Europe, USA, Canada and Japan.
Spain becomes the latest territory for Norton to re-enter after some 30+ years away. Norton are pleased to announce their partnership with Spanish distributor Corver S.A. who have a long standing history with the Norton brand. They will be pleased to take your enquiries about the Norton 961 Commando range and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and have full contact details on our website.
Canada and USA are anticipated to be the next new export territories for Norton after recent homologation approvals. Paperwork has now been completed and factory production is expected to start for these territories in a matter of days/weeks..
We are also very pleased to announce the successful completion of our Japanese homologation. We are working with our distribution partner to finalise paperwork prior to production.
With the recent success of our global approval process we can now turn our attention to new territories, Australia and New Zealand will be the next territories for Norton to begin the homologation process.
The roll out of new territories clearly means growing motorcycle production. The territory roll out has been planned for some time now and after recently consolidating the supply chain, Norton is once again growing volumes to supply these new markets.
After successfully completing new funding for growth via shareholder investment last year, Norton is well placed to deliver growing volume and further territory openings.
Further to the increased investment, we can also announce today the acquisition of the shares that Norton did not already own in Spondon Engineering Ltd. This gives Norton 100% control and ownership of the renowned 40 year old motorcycle engineering business, we wish retiring founder and partner Stuart Tiller a great retirement and hope he can find some decent fishing to get his rod bent into while he enjoys some relaxed time… The purchase of Spondon gives Norton increased manufacturing ability with it’s skilled workforce and extra capacity. This investment goes further along the route to increase British made components in house and so keep control of supply chain.
Frames and swing arms are ready to be sent off to powder coating where they are pre-treated and coated in a modern, robust black coating.
The frames have an integral oil tank that is pressure tested on site at Norton to ensure durability and keep control of Norton’s high quality standards.
The frames and swing arms use a combination of TiG and MiG welding techniques depending on a number of factors such as material type, weld access and aesthetics.
Mal Childs, secretary of the Essex Norton Owners Club called into the factory today to take delivery of his dual seat 961 Commando. Mal designed an original paint scheme for the bike which was derived from the NRV 588 race bike colours. The bike looks stunning and is one of the first batch of dual seat bikes to come from the factory.
Norton CEO Stuart Garner congratulated Mal on his stunning bike, Mal has earmarked the NOC AGM on 7th April for his first ride out… We look forward to seeing him arrive in style!