Norton back on the road
Norton is making motorcycles again, and the proud owner of the first is Jonathan Hewitt, a jewellery shop owner in Grimsby.
Nortons are a legend, founded in 1898, winning most of the Isle of Man TT races in their glory years, before closing in 1977.
The brand then went to the US and has been bought back into Britain by Stuart Garner, seen here handing over the keys of the £16,000 Commando SE to Jonathan.
“I am delighted with my new Norton motorcycle and it’s a real honour to have the first one. It’s more important than any other bike, I will treasure it forever,” said Jonathan.
He’ll be rooting for the marque’s return to the TT this year, ridden by Michael Dunlop. T
he bikes are made at Donington Park, with a target of 1000 sales this year in Europe, North America and Japan.
The range starts at £12,500 for the Sport model.