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Has anyone heard anything about this bike? I can't find out if it's available or not and if it will in the states. What a beautiful bike.

 

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Has anyone heard anything about this bike? I can't find out if it's available or not and if it will in the states. What a beautiful bike.

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Seriously. Dead. Norton (the new Norton) is run by Kenny Dreer in Oregon - he acquired the norton name rights in the late 90s. Prior to that he ran vintage rebuilds and built the VR880s off of original norton frames and engines. Evan Wilcox designed the bodywork.

Last year production was all set to go for the nortons but early this year their investor pulled out and there were not enough funds to carry off production. All orders were cancelled, deposits returned and the project is waiting on a new investor.

here is the official website:
http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com/

If you gotta have one try finding a vintage rebuilds vr880, but these days used they are $12000- $20000.

vr880:


http://franksbritbikes.com/norton_vr_880.htm

 

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Geeto,

Thanks for the info. I actually just did a search and read the exact same thing. What a shame man cause the bike is beautiful. It's actually exactly what i was looking for. I can't believe that they can't find some investors with all the interest they have.

Oh well.

Those VR880 are amazing.
 

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Geeto,

Thanks for the info. I actually just did a search and read the exact same thing. What a shame man cause the bike is beautiful. It's actually exactly what i was looking for. I can't believe that they can't find some investors with all the interest they have.

Oh well.

Those VR880 are amazing.
all the interest don't mean naught when it costs $10 million initial capital to put the bike on the market.
 

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I saw two "new" Norton semi-trucks recently on the road. One in Montana and the other in Colorado. Ya think there just driving around empty trucks? Maybe there just full of broken hearts and shattered dreams...
 

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There's a guy in town here that has one of the new Commando 961 SS. It's like a friggin' rolling boner! The only thing i see that's different from the pic shown here is that he's got inverted forks on his. I'm about 30 miles from where Norton was setup here in Oregon, missed the factory tour but I see a couple now and again in town.

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I saw two "new" Norton semi-trucks recently on the road. One in Montana and the other in Colorado. Ya think there just driving around empty trucks? Maybe there just full of broken hearts and shattered dreams...
no they were shipping out the "special edition" pocket bikes the company sells <img src=icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle>

In all seriousness though there are a dozen different things they could be hauling or they sold the trucks and they haven't been painted over yet. I haven't heard anything on the grapevine about a new investor coming in, but it is always possible.

quote:There's a guy in town here that has one of the new Commando 961 SS. It's like a friggin' rolling boner! The only thing i see that's different from the pic shown here is that he's got inverted forks on his. I'm about 30 miles from where Norton was setup here in Oregon, missed the factory tour but I see a couple now and again in town.

Lead, follow or get out of the way!
I'm pretty sure norton didn't build any production bikes but they did build test mules (4 functional ones that have come to light so far), so if you are seeing them in Oregon chances are they are being ridden by employees or people close to the company.
 

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Yeah that's kinda what I figured....so sweet!

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