Norton back in Britain

New model expected summer 2009

story by Motorcycle.Com Staff, Created Dec. 18, 2008
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Norton Motrcycle’s new owner Stuart Garner, in association with Spondon Engineering, is bringing the brand home to Britain aft years of American ownership.

The intention is to mass produce a current Norton prototype, known as the 961 Commando SS. The 961 will be the first new Norton model to be launched from the all-new Commando Platform. This model, as well as those intended to follow, will draw inspiration from the past while also building on the Norton legacy for the future.

Garner received a shipment of parts, tooling and a prototype 961 as well as two 852 Commandos after the deal Stuart Garner plans to produce 50 units of the Norton 961 Commando SS by the summer of 2009.was completed. His plan is to turn the 961 prototype into a full production specification bike with 50 units completed by the summer of 2009 – a hefty undertaking indeed.

The production 961 will receive fuel injection to improve performance and emissions, Carbon wheels and body parts to save weight, a new kick stand, and an updated suspension from the Ohlins system currently fitted on the bike.

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