NORTON MOTORCYCLES TO RETURN TO THE USA: THE COMMANDO IS BACK!


The Norton 961SE.

Iconic British brand Norton Motorcycles will begin deliveries in the United States of the Commando series of sport road bikes starting May of 2011. Models include the traditional Commando 961 Sport, the 961 Cafe Racer and the performance 961 SE.

Every model features an impressive 961cc computer controlled, fuel injected, counter balanced, parallel twin engine, accompanied by the world’s finest components like Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes.The revived British brand announced that it has hired former Ducati Chief Executive Officer Dan Van Epps to head company operations in the United States.

“We have been producing the new 961 Commandos for almost two years, and the orders have been well beyond our most enthusiastic expectations. We’ve had to ramp-up production much earlier than anticipated to grow on pace with our customer’s requests,” Stuart Garner, owner and CEO of Norton Motorcycles, said in a statement for the press. “The exciting news is that we are now ready to enter the important U.S. market, and we’ve chosen Dan Van Epps be CEO of Norton Motorcycles USA. Dan’s depth of experience, and our policy here at Norton to add to the team only the best motorcycle industry professionals, makes him a perfect fit.”


The Norton Commando.

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