Had a blast today, rode 100 miles to New inn first for a meet up and scram, then off to the factory at Castle Donington.
Their factory is MIA offices and still is, so its a bit sureal as the carpets are still down and staff look like they just mill around not looking very busy. What a great job.
we went round the assembly area and was told they are gearing up for the new V4 Norton raod bikes which they hope to make 3k per year. looks like the old twin may be making way as they are also doing a twin version by keeping just the from 2 front cylinders to make a 650cc bike.
We got taken to the frame factory but were banned from taking any photos as the new V4 was in pre-production.
here's the photos
pre production american bike from the previous owners, aparently the internals are missing or made of wood
Aprilia V4 in a rotary spondon chassis, the very 1st foray in to the V4 as far back as 2010
Cam donald's V4, he didn't get on with it
007 bike 1 of 2, Aston MArtin paid 10k to have their cars on James Bond films
The new V4 prototype road version 1 of 2
Race bikes, starting from the 1st to the recent
My TDM at Norton, they use TDM 850 clutch plates bought from yamaha. They wouldn't give me any
Edited by drewpy, 24 February 2017 - 09:45 pm.