Norton Motorcycle Company was, as the name implies, a manufacturer of motorbikes. It was founded in 1898 and had its headquarters in Donington Park, United Kingdom.
The company started building motorcycles in 1902 with bought in parts (engines) and started making its own in 1908.
As with a lot of manufacturers in the motorcycle industry Norton ran into financial trouble in the 1950s and was taken over by Associated Motor Cycles in 1953. In turn a change was on the card when Norton Villiers was formed in 1966 taking over the Norton marque from AMC. Trouble did not stop there and Norton has had several incarnations with the latest under the wings of Stuart Garner who bought the rights in 2008 and has launched a new range of models again.
A classic Norton motorcycle that was used for military purposes. This one was photographed at the Ma...
Norton 750cc (1954)
Photo of a classic Norton 750cc motorbike seen at a motor show in Luik, Belgium.
Classic 1957 Norton road bike seen at a motor show in Luik, Belgium.
Norton Commando 750
Thats my favourite!!!
Picture taken Apr 1st 2010 in Esbjerg/Denmark during opening of bike season. ...
Norton in Lincolnshire
Saw this really nice vintage Norton as I drove through Wootton,N.Lincs this afternoon.21/09/2010.
Ed.: a black classic motorbike, Norton, registration YAH331 seen here at Classic Bikes 2008, Snetter...
Norton racing motorbike
Ed.: A classic Norton racing bike seen at Classic Bikes 2008, Norfolk, England. Has this Norton got ...