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Prince William Throws Leg Over a Norton at London Motorcycle Show

Prince William Norton Motorcycle

Rider Magazine Staff
December 10, 2013

During the recent London Motorcycle Show, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, stopped by to check out the latest from Norton Motorcycles. After chatting with Norton Chairman Stuart Garner, Prince William chose the Red Commando 961 Sport as his favorite. The Prince, a keen motorcycle enthusiast, expressed... Read more »

Norton Motorcycles Moves World Headquarters and Manufacturing Facilities to Historic Donington Hall

Donington Hall

Rider Magazine Staff
March 18, 2013

Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd. has completed the purchase of historic Donington Hall, which will serve as its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities. Situated on 26 acres of classic English countryside and located within the Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit race complex, the new head... Read more »

Norton Motorcycles Receives EPA Certificate of Conformity


Rider Magazine Staff
November 15, 2012

Norton Motorcycles has reached another milestone in the process of manufacturing motorcycles for the U.S. market. Norton received 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.... Read more »

Norton Motorcycles Announces Successful Completion of U.S. EPA and CARB Durability Testing

Press Release
August 28, 2012

Norton Motorcycles reached an important milestone this week with the successful completion of the durability and emission testing for its Commando 961 series of motorcycles. With the Certification Lab’s successful completion and compliance report, the challenging technical testing portion of the approval... Read more »

Retrospective: Norton Electra 400: 1963-1965

1963 Norton Electra 400. Owner: Chris Dutton, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Clement Salvadori
July 14, 2009

Anybody who thinks that the British motorcycle industry was blind-sided by the invasion of Japanese motorcycles has not read his or her history. Lots of people in England were working on new ideas in the early ’60s, but the problem was more a lack of investment than any lack of engineering, and secondarily... Read more »

Collector: 1953 Norton International


Margie Siegal
May 1, 2003

Norton was never one of the larger English motorcycle factories, but for over 70 years, wherever there was racing, there were Nortons. The Norton International is the street version of one of the best racers ever built, the Norton Manx, and shares the Manx’s handling qualities and gorgeous good looks. James... Read more »