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How many new Nortons have been built?

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by RVR961, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. StuartSF2015

    StuartSF2015 VIP MEMBER

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    Yup, smug comes to visit my face everytime I give it a cuddle.
     
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  2. Fast Eddie

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    It’s funny how you build up a mental picture of someone you’ve never met...

    You’re younger than I thought...
     
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  3. glb

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    I sold my one owner (me) to fund the 961. Still miss it You are very lucky.
     
  4. gchoppin

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    How do you guys get that far between beers?
     
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  5. biggeoff

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    I had a factory visit on Friday they said that 500 bikes are being built per year 2 Commandos and 2 Dominators per day now , we had just over a two hour tour all of the 50 v4s are sold
     
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  6. Dave elder

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    I ordered my domi naked end of March and was told 12 weeks which is end of this month, had a phone call yesterday saying another 4-6 weeks!! WTF!! summer is going to be over before I get it
    If they are making 2 Domis a week and they are only built to order there must be a lot of customers waiting.., hurry up bike I need to get some miles on you before the salt goes down.
     
  7. Voodooo

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    I have a 2016 Dominator Naked. My wait time was 2.5 months and that includes shipping to the USA.
    As you said they are built to order. I just spoke with Rob at norton Monday when I ordered some parts and I asked how many Naked have been built. He said less than 17 world wide and only 4 in the USA.
    Be patient young man, you’ll soon have a very special and rare bike soon.
     
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  8. Raphi

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    When I ordered in 2011 I had a lead time of 9 months for my CR 961. This improved remarkably though...
     
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  9. Clive

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    You need to stop thinking like a Honda customer!!! Embrace the Zen of Norton ownership; take up basket weaving, learn to play the sitar. Something wonderful is being created just for you......
     
  10. Fast Eddie

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    Dave, did you buy from the factory, or do you have a good local dealer?

    I notice you’re in Bonny Scotland, you’re gonna absolutely love riding a bike like that on your roads up there I assure you.

    But... you’re a long way from factory support... hence my question about a good local dealer.

    Thoughts of riding a Domi, or even a humble 961 Cdo, through the high roads and low roads has made me think that we should try for a 961 Scottish weekend one day...

    How big is your back garden Dave ?
     
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  11. Dave elder

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    Cheers voodoo, I am really looking forward to getting it, I have specked it with polished tank and gloss bodywork aswell just to be different, I asked them when I ordered mine back in March how many had been made and they told me 36 Worldwide including the ones sitting unsold at dealers? Whatever the number I am sure they will be a rare breed:)
     
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  12. Dave elder

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    Cheers fast Eddie I bought it direct from the factory and specked the tank and bodywork like a ss, just to be different, yes I am about 6 hours drive to the factory but I do have some good bike shops in the area that will take care of servicing needs, I just hope nothing serious goes wrong! Or it will be a drive down south again, I did think about this before I bought it and changed my mind a couple of times, I just about bought a rc45 then changed my mind and bought the norton, I have never seen one in the flesh so I am very excited.
    I have a big garden and it will fit biker buddies no problem.:)
     
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  13. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    Yep Clive, Dave don’t know what he’s actually done yet, but when he picks it up , he WILL
     
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  14. Britfan60

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    Lucky you. I have a 3 day drive to Austin Texas for my closest dealership. (1800 miles) Good luck with your wait and especially with your bike when you get it.
     
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  15. Fast Eddie

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    The longest single journey you can do in the U.K. is from the most North Eastern tip of Scotland (John O Groats) to the South Western tip of Cornwall (Lands End).

    It’s just under 900 miles.

    So your trip to your dealer is like going from John O Groats to Lands End AND BACK again !

    Strewth !
     
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  16. BritTwit

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    Curtis,

    You can also go to MCC in ILL.
    Only about 1100 miles or so from NYC.
     
  17. StuartSF2015

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    Is it only me that thinks using 'only' and '1100 miles' (that does not include air travel) in the same sentence seems barking mad!
     
  18. BritTwit

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    Can't argue with you there, but I'm just trying to put the best possible spin on it.
    After losing my Norton dealer who was 17 miles from me, I'm having separation anxiety.

    I do hope the boys at Donington are looking for a new dealer in the NYC area.
    I may be kidding myself, but a guy can dream.
     
  19. Voodooo

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    I was just told 17 world wide Thursday when I called and ordered some parts.
    Either way it’s a awesome bike!
     
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  20. Voodooo

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    Who needs a dealer?
    They are simple to work on and you have all of us.
     
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