TVS-owned Norton unveils limited-edition models, celebrating 125 years of iconic two-wheelers
Norton's commitment shines in exclusive colors, meticulous details, and a limited run, crafting not just bikes but legends on wheels.
In a momentous celebration of its 125th anniversary, Norton Motorcycles, now under the ownership of the esteemed TVS Motor Company, has unveiled a captivating lineup of limited-edition models. This announcement marks not only a significant milestone for Norton but also introduces enthusiasts to a unique collection of two-wheelers that pay homage to the brand's illustrious history.
A Glimpse into Norton's Rich Heritage
Norton Motorcycles, renowned for crafting distinctive and high-performance bikes, has etched its legacy in the motorcycle industry for over a century. The brand's journey, dating back to its inception in 1902, has been a testament to innovation, craftsmanship, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Now, in collaboration with TVS Motor Company, Norton is set to mesmerize enthusiasts with a limited production run of 125 units for each model.
Unveiling the Limited-Edition Colors
The Norton V4SV, V4CR, and Norton Commando 961
To commemorate this significant milestone, Norton introduces six new mesmerizing colors for its iconic models – the V4SV, V4CR, and Norton Commando 961. Drawing inspiration from the brand's historic models – the Energette, Manx, Formula 750 Works Racer, and NRS588 – these colors not only evoke nostalgia but also showcase the brand's commitment to its rich heritage.
Exclusive Anniversary Models
While the standard models are impressive in their own right, the 125th Anniversary editions take exclusivity to a new level, with only 125 units of each model slated for production. This exclusivity enhances the allure of these limited-edition motorcycles, making them highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike.
Norton Commando 961: A Tribute to the Past
The Norton Commando 961, a true embodiment of Norton's legacy, is offered in the Energette color. This color scheme faithfully replicates Norton's first motorcycle, crafted in 1902, featuring a distinctive yellow paint, a brown leather seat, and chromed-out components and engine. In addition, it stands as the sole model offered in the classic Manx color scheme, boasting a black bodywork and frame, complemented by a silver-finished fuel tank. The Ohlins suspension, in keeping with the theme, is elegantly blacked-out.
Transatlantic Paint Scheme: Racing Heritage
Adding a racing flair to the lineup, the Norton Commando 961 is also available in the Transatlantic paint scheme. Inspired by the Formula 750 Works Racer's victorious 1972 racing season, this variant features a dynamic white, red, and blue color scheme across its bodywork, capturing the essence of speed and triumph.
The '588' Paint: Retro Racing Elegance
For aficionados of retro racing aesthetics, Norton offers the '588' paint on the 961, V4SV, and V4CR models. Reminiscent of the paint schemes from the race bikes of the 80s and early 90s, this variant boasts a blacked-out engine, forks, suspension, and a carbon fiber chainguard. Completing the ensemble are a carbon fiber flyscreen and gold OZ rims, adding a touch of sophistication to the overall design.
The Global Debut: What to Expect
While these exclusive iterations and captivating colors are set to captivate motorcycle enthusiasts globally, there remains a veil of mystery regarding their availability in India. As of now, no official word has been released on when these limited-edition Norton motorcycles will make their way to the Indian market. Enthusiasts in India are eagerly awaiting more details on the potential launch, hoping to witness these iconic bikes on Indian roads soon.