- Nov 12, 2006
I know this is a Norton forum, but I'll bet most of you, like me, are British bike in general fans.So, what do you think about Hinkley building Bonnevilles in Thailand, and passing them off as BRITISH? :x
Biker-man said:hi all - I just recieved my issue of Roadholder (Norton owners club) & reportedly Norton Villiers Ltd is exploring production of small cc (less than 250) bikes out of China & India . It will be interesting to see how this develops! New Nortons on the way?
Additional info is reported to be available at www.nortonvilliers.com.
Tulsaalva said:It would take a lot of tooling to make a Bonneville.
In fact, that was the major reason the Meridan factory was having trouble offering a reliable bike. If the tooling was sold after Meridan closed, I doubt that they were able to make a very good motorcycle.
Tulsaalva said:I believe the Royal Enfield factory tooling was sold sometime in the sixties or seventies to a company in India. They made bikes for several years for the Indian market and did export some of them.