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Offline manxkipper

Re: Norton
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2020, 09:07:31 am »
Seems he had a passion for the good life - using the Norton brand as the ladder to get there!
 

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Re: Norton
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2020, 09:46:33 am »
Seems he had a passion for the good life - using the Norton brand as the ladder to get there!

Local high roller with a propensity to " turn around " ailing businesses calls such actions " Projects easy money "  >:(
 

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Re: Norton
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2020, 10:19:36 am »
Nothing to do with this lot, but one of the most successfull race machine in history must have been the Manx model?
 

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Re: Norton
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2020, 11:10:45 am »
https://www.superbike.co.uk/article/norton-was-it-a-fraud-from-the-start-part-two

Thanks, quite interesting.The more I read about the demise of Norton, the more the character of Garner unfolds to appear to be that of a typical egoistic, hubristic, chancer, chasing his vision, funded by others, not able to detect his charismatic shrewdness.
 

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Re: Norton
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2020, 11:52:43 am »
I must say that the "investor" is also a little naive.
 

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Re: Norton
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2020, 11:58:27 am »
I must say that the "investor" is also a little naive.

Extremely so  ;)
 

Offline manxkipper

Re: Norton
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2020, 08:19:27 am »
https://www.carandbike.com/news/norton-sold-961-engine-rights-to-chinese-firm-2205675

It seems The 961 rights are chinese. Old stuart is a real chop!
 

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Re: Norton
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2020, 08:39:03 am »
https://www.carandbike.com/news/norton-sold-961-engine-rights-to-chinese-firm-2205675

It seems The 961 rights are chinese. Old stuart is a real chop!

Big chop ! He obviously knew that the end of the  business was near and sold the rights to raise some cash for him self.I just hope that the new owners will not only service existing clients with parts and the like, but also resume production of the bikes.
 

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Re: Norton
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2020, 09:24:21 am »
A sell out and a drol...
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