Let’s Ride! Norton and OSET kid’s fun day.

NORTON MOTORCYCLES & OSET BIKES TEAM UP

Iconic British motorcycle company Norton Motorcycles has teamed up with off-road electric specialists OSET Bikes to hold an OSET fun trial at Donington Hall, Norton’s headquarters.

The event will take place on Saturday 16th November in the grounds of Donington Hall in Castle Donington, Derby.  It will demonstrate that both OSET and Norton share a strong willingness to support motorsport at grass roots level and introduce a new generation of riders to motorcycling.

The fun trial aimed at children from 4 to 12 years of age will start at 12.00pm.   There will be three routes, easy, intermediate and difficult that will cater for beginners through to the more experienced!

Dave Horne from OSET Bikes, said: “This event is a real opportunity to cement the relationship between the two companies which started with a conversation at the Isle of Man TT.  We are over the moon to have the opportunity to work with Norton and hold this fun event at such a prestigious location.”

As well as the fun trial Norton will also provide a tour of their new 45,000 sq ft production facility to demonstrate how their unique hand-built bikes are assembled.

Stuart Garner, CEO and Owner of Norton is passionate about encouraging youngsters into motorcycling.  He said: “Encouraging the next generation of riders by putting together a fun event and working with OSET Bikes is something we’re really excited about.”

Riders can sign up on the day from 11am, but are asked to contact Daveh@osetbikes.com or call 07913 576 425 to give an indication of numbers expected.

Export volumes rise

Just weeks after settling into the new 45,000 sq ft production facility at Hasting House, located within the grounds of Donington Hall, Norton Motorcycles is developing and growing its export market. With the improved production facility layout, Norton have been able to grow production volume of its hand built motorcycles whilst increasing quality control procedures at all stages of production. Ensuring that volume growth has not been at the expense of quality control. The increase in volume is enabling key export markets to open and take further deliveries of pre-ordered motorcycles.

Norton Australia visit

Norton welcomed its new Australian/New Zealand distributor at the Donington Hall factory this week. Spending sometime at the factory were, Mr Warren Fraser – Managing Director, his wife Catherine – Group Director, their daughter Alison – Group Marketing Manager, and Warren Lee – CEO Fraser Motorcycle Group. The team covered details of Norton’s forthcoming return to the Australian and New Zealand territories. Work on homologation has already started and all parties are looking forward to building a strong Norton presence in these key markets.

Stuart Garner, Norton Motorcycles CEO said, ” We all have much work to do as we start the homologation process, everyone at Norton is committed to re-establishing a strong presence in Australia and New Zealand. Norton has a great partner in Fraser’s who have a wealth of motorcycle experience, we are all very excited at Norton’s return to these key markets.”

Any Norton Australia or New Zealand enquiries should be sent to norton@frasermc.com.au

Norton in 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.