Motorcycle History

About Norton’s Company

The Norton Company was first formed in 1898 by James Lansdowne, (J.L Norton).
Although originally they were just supplying motorcycle and bicycle parts, it wasn’t long before the first Norton motorcycles were produced in 1902 using French and Swiss engines.
It wasn’t until 1908 however that they produced the first ever Norton motorcycle available to the public. This of course came off the back of their racing success, albeit in its early

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