The new Norton Atlas thread.

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by MeinMotorrad, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    Norton have announced a new 650cc parallel twin and resurrecting the Atlas name. Going on sale this coming weekend and at a reasonable (for Norton), price.
    • Two models: Nomad & Ranger
    • 650cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
    • 84bhp / 47ftlbs
    • 178kg (dry)
    • 824mm seat height (Ranger: 875mm)

    More details and pics here:
    https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2018/norton-scrambler-650/
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  3. Cereal KLR

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    I like both models , wonder how they will market them here.
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    Here's a good looking bike from Norton at a reasonable price. It will start everyday and not explode - or your money back!

    Something like that.
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    Lol I meant what dealer will pick them up. Triumph has run some of the very good Triumph dealers out with their boutique requirements, they should only sell these out of back alley garages for street cred.
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    I’m optimistic about this thing. It has its own modern look without trying too hard, and the specs seem reasonable.

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    I hear you. If the bike is all it seems, I hope they find the distribution. It seems that even with the pretty low price, they're not going to make a ton of them. We'll see. The boutique thing seems to be across the board now. The only dealers you see with stacks of bikes lined up in a big room , are legacy dealers grandfathered in. I think most manufacturers are demanding a certain amount of showroom space etc..
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    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Why does that guy talk for 10 straight minutes with barely a glimpse of the stupid motorcycle?? I guess I’ll wait until I can see these in person to figure out if it’s something I like or not because I’m not listening to that boorish accent for 10 damn minutes.
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    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Why does that guy talk for 10 straight minutes with barely a glimpse of the stupid motorcycle?? I guess I’ll wait until I can see these in person to figure out if it’s something I like or not because I’m not listening to that boorish accent for 10 damn minutes.
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    You can say that again..!

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    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Lol that’s how aggravated I was! :photog
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  12. MeinMotorrad

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    There should be plenty of new pics and video at the weekend when it makes its debut at the Birmingham show.

    Boorish accent?
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    Where do you think this is being built?
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    Near Donnington Race circuit in the UK.
    http://nortonmotorcycles.com/company/factory.html
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    Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd
    Donington Hall
    Castle Donington,
    Derby,
    DE74 2SG
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  16. DavidM1

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    I assume the motor comes from Zongshen.

    I think if the Ranger had been designed around having a 21" front wheel, I would be more interested.
    But still a little heavy for me, the Zongshen 450 motor is looking more attractive, since I don't really need all that horsepower.
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  17. MeinMotorrad

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    It's the front 2 cylinders of Norton's V4.
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    There's my ignorance. I didn't think they were actually still in business; aside from talk on the internet.
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    Bring back the high rider!! Not really...no.[​IMG]
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    Nothing but the finest British craftsmanship - lolz
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