Having a dealer that is experienced with exotic brands, and the types of issues they normally encounter helps a great deal.
The dealer also has to be up front with customers when selling a new Norton.
He knows the customer's experience will most likely not be anything like buying a Honda, Yamaha, or Suzuki.
He should be honest with the buyer.
It may lose him a sale, but it could help prevent the type of frustration, alienation, and anger on the part of some disillusioned owners who experienced serious issues with their bikes.
Also, this forum has been a tremendous resource to owners of Nortons, old and new.
I would say there are many owners of older Nortons who would never be able to operate, or maintain their bikes without the information and assistance from others on this the forum.
I'm one myself.
1975 850 MKIII Commando
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2006 Triumph Bonneville T100
2003 Ducati 999