GREAT BRITISH BIKE OFF
It’s been a long time since two British bike companies have built a couple of machines impressive enough to go head to head. But with Norton’s continued resurgence and Triumph going back to their café racer roots, the showdown was scheduled. The Norton Commando 961 and Triumph Thruxton R did battle this summer with the Thruxton proving a near-perfect package. But the Norton rolls back the years and its gnarly nature appealed to the purists.