Norton VS the rest

Posted: April 4, 2008 in Uncategorized
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Ok; I’m taking a new tack. It could be bold faced self aggrandizement or just good business; I guess I’ll find out.

We sell parts and accessories for Norton Commando motorcycles for the most part, and other British bikes.

Back in the day, Norton stood head and shoulders above the mainstream motorcycles for a variety of reasons and arguably they  still do. Nortons were made with better materials than a stodgy, trying to overachieve BSA for instance; and had equal or better styling than Triumph.  Made in fairly small numbers compared to their Asian counterparts they have however stood the test of time and remain a respected viable marque. About the time a BSA has shaken off half it’s parts and headed for main bearing failure, a Commando is hitting it’s stride and has accellerated over the horizon. Triumph is the logical competititor but really doesn’t have the legs of a good running Commando. The buzz of vibration on a T120 eventually will numb even the most ardent defender.

So, that’s why were selling Norton parts. It’s a bloody good bike that will keep up with modern traffic. Within limits.

Hey, they were the first stock bike to turn a 12 second quarter mile. Barely, but hey they did it.

And they look marvelous. No bike in the world is worth buying if you don’t really like seeing it sitting there in your garage. Leaking oil.

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