8/31/09

Norton: a golden week-end

.By Laurent Tomas



It is on the famous and legendary Donington Park circuit, where Norton has recently installed his new factory that a lot of enthusiasts had met to exibit the models made by the most famous British brand.



Norton Owners Club took this opportunity to invite all the members to spend the week-end and discover the new Norton models.

The oldest Norton, a 1907 who won the Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man this year with a Peugeot Frères engine as well as the very last,the Norton Rotary racer NRV588 developed by Brian Crighton with a Spondon framework and driven by Michael Dunlop in the last TT.



Parade of factory motorcycles took over throughout the weekend. Those machines were riden by renowned pilots such as : Alan Cathcart, Terry Rymer, Trevor Naton & Norman White.



The factory presented also the last tourism production, the Norton Commando 961SE that will be produced during the second quarter of 2009.

Alongside this unique environment, no less than 39 classic motorcycles races took place between Saturday and Sunday with over 1000 bikes .

English people have a real culture of the race bike and don't hesitate to put on the track the most mythical race bikes ever built.

There's a photo Gallery

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2 comments:

matt@machine said...

do i need to say it again men?

norton...the greatest racing marque of all time.

Coyote Man said...

Message from Stuart Garner, Norton CEO
Hi Laurent,
Great pics, thanks for the link.
All going to plan here, just back from the bonneville salt flats where I
rode the works NRV and set a time of 173mph for the measured mile, very
exciting on the salt!!! Have a look at the website for pics and our blog,
www.nortonmotorcycles.com
Regards
Stuart