Norton Motorcycles RIP

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  1. PeterC

    PeterC Living the Life while I can

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    Sorry to hear that. I too hope that someone will successfully resurrect that proud name.
     
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    Once can hope. After-all, that's why we are all here . . .

    I know probably couldn't ride it anymore, but the only bike I've let go that I really miss is my old 850 Commando Interstate.





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    Damn. I really enjoyed the look of the newer Commandos.
     
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    Gator Mcklusky Gold Member

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    Aw, crap. I really hate to hear that!
     
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    Ditto,........
     
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    That is sad to hear. I like the new ones. I like my '74 too. :cool:
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    Thanks. :)
     
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    Sad news indeed...

    Let's hope for a saviour ! !
     
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    Good one Sam!,......I remember that darling from when you posted it on the Alternative Universe!!!!,......Awesome!!!!
    Alpal
     
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    Are they Dunston Decibels on there Sam?,......Love that sound,......
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    RIP, hope they come back ! DSC_0607.JPG
     
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    Yes. Me too. :cool:
     
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    A company with some real history.
    Another very cool Norton
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    Warlock This space for rent.
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    "Norton Motorcycles is seeking a buyer after falling into administration with a £300,000 tax bill."

    This is the part that should make everyone angry. It's NOT the market causing it's demise...it's the EFFFFFING government. It's no different then your house and property on which it sits...You RENT your house and property from the government. IF you don't pay your property taxes they will come and take it...AND that is WRONG!
     
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    Yep, another door closes on a once great era. At least many of us here have our memories.
     
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    Hi Warlock, seems (as expected) there's a lot more to this than unpaid taxes and snippets of info coming out suggest a lot of wrong doing by the owner and a lot of innocent people are going to lose their retirement money which is just wrong and more to come out - it's looking a lot like a scam
     

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    I'm very sorry to hear this. Is it likely the owner will face charges? Humans tend to mess everything up.
     
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    PeterC Living the Life while I can

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    Not sure, directors of companies tend to get away with things, listening to stuff it seems there is a lot more to come out and it's not good any of it
     

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