Media May 2013

Return of Classic Bikes

Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd’s Commando 961 Sport will be sold across 14 dealerships here.

Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd’s motorbikes are to be sold again in Japan, after having pulled out of the market 30 years ago, the Leicester Mercury reported on 18 April.

It will be the first time the British bikes will be exported outside Europe since the firm returned to UK ownership in 2008.

The bikes are to be sold across Japan through 14 dealerships, where numerous orders have already been placed by Japanese customers.

Within 18 months, the firm—which has 50 employees—plans to quadruple production to 40 bikes per week, and increase its workforce to between 150 and 200 staffers.

Norton also will soon sell their quality, handmade bikes in the US and Canada, where it has already attracted numerous orders.