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Old 04-07-2006, 02:20 AM   #1
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The latest reincarnate of Norton is based in San Diego....



Err, first post.





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Old 04-07-2006, 02:27 AM   #2
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No. Dreary Ken is based in Portland, OR. See www.nortonamerica.com for details. However, word is that there is now fighting between Kenny and his financiers, so who knows what will happen next.



The Norton truck you've seen is more likely to be an advertisement! This subject has come up on the old-bike lists, and rolling advertising was felt to be most plausible.



People are STILL waiting for deliveries, but if the rumoured problems are true, they are going to wait a long time.
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Old 04-07-2006, 02:57 AM   #3
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I think he is using the E-H approach to motorcycle manufacturing and the trailer delivered a load of shirts, hats, and do-rags. They are on sale now at your favorite outlet.
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Old 04-07-2006, 03:58 AM   #4
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..right next to the Von Dutch handbags...
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:07 AM   #5
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Kenny Deer owns a company called Vintage Rebuilds. The job there was to build and re-build vintage Notons. Kenny had to start manufacturing hiis own parts for these bikes and that's when he had the idea to buy all the Norton trademarks. Now he builds modern Nortons using materials that are first rate. Problem is, now that Kenny has the name, parts and supplies to go forward there needs to be a cash flow influx of $10 mil to get it going right. He's working on the money part. But if you want a Norton and e-mail him you cand probably get one for around $20K. When things actually go into production the line of bike will retail starting at $13K-$15K. The company is using chromoly(sp) steel frames, rum brembo brakes and ohlins suspensions. They're pretty trick.
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:10 AM   #6
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sorry for spelling errors- I was rushed
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:25 AM   #7
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http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com/default.asp

Couldn't find the doo rags
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:58 AM   #8
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Maybe they'll reproduce the greatest British cruiser ever conceived.. the epitome of European cruisers.... the bike that cemented the reputation of the Norton design team forever... the Schwinn inspired Hi-Rider.
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Old 04-07-2006, 05:04 AM   #9
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Hey, MikeE, is the "Err" in "Err, first post" short for "Error", as in, "Okay, I was wrong about where the new Norton is located, but it doesn't matter because, hey! I got first post!!!"
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High bars and banana seat. Remember that Raleigh Chopper bike? Another Brit Beauty. It looked like THIS. I don't think the Brits ever understood the chopper thing that well.
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