Norton Motorcycles Prepares for Production of U.S. Models with receipt of EPA Certificate of Conformity
15th November 2012 – Donington Park, UK – Norton Motorcycles reached its’ most important U.S. milestone this week with receipt of 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.
Whilst this news may seem a little boring and technical in nature, it is a major hurdle for a small specialty manufacturer, and the first approval sought by the new Norton Motorcycles for the USA.
Finally, and critically important to Norton is the California Air Resources Board review and approval, which typically follows EPA certification by two or three few months.
The factory, located within the Donington Park Racing Circuit is ready to begin production of U.S. and Canadian 2013 models for these key markets. Visit www.nortonmotorcycles.com for all the latest news.
Norton Motorcycles designs, engineers and manufactures premium large displacement road-going motorcycles, proudly made in England by British hands for markets around the world. Norton motorcycles are characterized by superior quality with a focus on confident road holding and pleasing road manners, styled in the Café Racer and British Roadster tradition.
Norton Motorcycles USA
P.O. Box 185
Beacon Falls, CT 06403