There were already several motorcycles in the British motorcycle industry by the time that the Norton Motorcycle Company first opened their doors. In 1898, in Birmingham, England, the Norton Motorcycle Company was launched into the chronicles of motorcycling history. The company was founded by the talented James Norton and by 1949, was able to offer a number of different models of the Norton Motorcycle.
Since the company's founding, the Norton Motorcycle Company had a rich racing heritage and almost always took the pole positions in most races that the bikes were entered into. It was during these times that the Norton motorcycles were regarded as a quality road racing motorcycle.
Although in 1925, James Norton died at age of 56, the company did not. By 1927, the Norton Motorcycle Company was still releasing motorcycles with several engine choices. The Norton Motorcycle Company continued its legendary performance in the racing circuits.
Original Authors: Gobel Team (Lorraine)
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 05/06/2008