JimC said:Probably the only way it will work is for it to be marketed is as a boutique bike. Priced considerably north of thirty grand, U.S. The resources needed to establish it as a consumer production bike are astronomical. Manufacturing is probably the easiest part. Getting it sold and having dealer support is, in all likely hood, much more difficult. I do hope they succeed.
I see the Moto Guzzi Norge as a good example of what I speak. Arguably the best looking, with torque of a tractor, sport touring bike made today. Unfortunately, the dealer support is next to non-existent. Many owners of the Norge are trading them in on BMWs. I've ridden my buddy's Norge and it is flat great, but I wouldn't buy one. Strictly because of poor dealer support.
MichaelB said:Having lived through so many of these rebirths, Indian, Excelsior, Norton...
I have a tendancy to look at these through jaded eyes.
they are building under license about 5 miles from me, at first for racing then roadsters using a rotary engine another venture doomed from the startcash said:
"The mere mention of the name Norton brings a glint to the eye of many men of a certain age."