Norton Interim CEO releases statement regarding 961 deposits

The interim CEO of Norton has released a statement regarding deposits paid for 961 Commando

Norton Commando Classic

SINCE being scooped out of the mire by TVS in April this year, Norton, its staff, and its interim CEO, John Russell have had a mountain to climb to win back public favour.

The company had been effectively run into the ground by the previous caretakers, with a litany of dodgy decisions and mis-management plaguing one of Britain’s most famous motorcycle manufacturers. But the team at Norton and TVS are determined and working hard to right the wrongs of the previous administration.

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Today, Norton has confirmed to Visordown that any existing customers that have paid a deposit for a 961 Commando will be able to take delivery of a brand new bike should they so wish. To facilitate this, a limited number of 961 Commandos will be built, for those still wanting to own a modern interpretation of one of Britain’s most important motorcycles.

The bikes will be the first to roll off a new production line at a purpose-built manufacturing facility close to the existing Donington Hall site. The bikes will be delivered to the customers once any existing balance has been paid.

Norton statement

The statement from John Russell reads:

“When Norton was acquired by TVS Motor Company, there was a select number of Norton enthusiasts who had placed orders and paid deposits for 961-engined bikes.

“Norton is not obliged to fulfil these orders but is fully committed to its customers and value their trust more than anything. Norton will be building a limited quantity of Commando Classic bikes and offering these bikes to those customers who had ordered and paid a deposit for a 961-engined bike.

“This very special edition of bikes will be built by Norton’s experts at its new facility and supplied to customers once any outstanding balance has been paid. The team at Norton are respectful custodians of the Norton brand and feel privileged to build such special bikes for such loyal and supportive customers.”