Norton Motorcycles announced it will compete in the 2012 Isle of Man TT with a new racebike. The as-yet-unnamed racebike will use an Aprilia RSV4 engine with a chassis from Spondon Engineering. If that formula sounds familiar, it’s because it sounds like of MotoGP’s new Claiming Rule Team machines. Norton doesn’t mention MotoGP directly in […]
Norton Motorcycles Enters Canadian Market
Norton Motorcycles has received approval from Canada’s transportation and environment government agencies, finally opening the way for the British manufacturer to introduce its Commando models to the market. Norton has been working to enter Canada for a while and already has customers waiting since 2010. Deliveries will finally be made in the spring.
The news comes after Norton gained similar approval from the California Air Resource Board. Norton will import three models to Canada, the Norton Commando 961 SE (pictured above), the Commando 961 Café Racer and the Commando 961 SF.
All Commando models share the same 961cc air-cooled parallel-Twin engine, upside-down Ohlins forks, radial-mount Brembo brakes and carbon fiber trim. Canadian customers will have a choice of blacked-out or chrome exhausts for the SF and black or polished rims for the Café Racer
“We would like to acknowledge the combined efforts of Norton UK’s engineering staff and representatives from the Canadian Moped and Motorcycle Industry Council, Harrison Wolf Consulting Inc.(USA) and various suppliers whose contribution, in conjunction with the Canadian Ministry of the Environment and Transport Canada, have enabled us to reach our goal,” says Peter Howes, president of Norton Motorcycles Canada.
[Source: Norton Motorcycles]