- May 26, 2010
Such a shame the thruxton r isn't made in the UKWell the Thruxton R isn't a cheap bike, but they are a fantastic machine to ride and have good reliability.
I can understand why Ashley was reluctant to hand over $35 k for the Norton.
Unfortunately the Norton 961 was expensive, very heavy, not terribly powerful but extremely unreliable. Ignoring the performance and price aspects, it just wouldnt be viable for the 2 and 3 thousand mile trips I routinely do with the Triumph.
The Norton was Made in England though, other than the fake parts.
It looks like an excellent bike