I see the crowdfunding effort seems to have been stopped?
Is it because of the pension fund issue?
There seems to be a lot of bad publicity around undelivered bikes lately
Nope it seems a generous benefactor has come along with a truck load of readies and so no need for crowdfunding. All I know is it aint me.
Excellent news, did the guy have a red suit and drive a sleigh, I've always believed in Santa
Why not do both, benefactor and crowdfund, then all could have won. The latest news shows just what tosh the statement was that was issued last month with the 650's pictured in Scotland.
Where in Scotland were the 650's pictured? I've had no reports of strange Nortons being spotted, maybe they had stealth fairings on whilst travelling and only morphed into Nortons at a standstill? Ain't technology fantastic these days! If you'd told me this a few years ago I would have thought you were making it up.
We have a meeting this Thursday, can the pilots of these bikes bring them along for us to marvel at? (Be careful though, it's minus 5 degrees C at the moment )
My 650 Norton is all set and ready for making Christmas deliveries. And the chances are those deliveries will be made without any need to deviate for repairs, upgrades or modifications. As can be seen in the photograph, the bike just need a suitably dressed mature pilot with lots of yo in his ho! ho! Note that an escort for sky travel has been provided.
For those people interested in helping charities at this time of year. The Surrey Branch is once again helping out with the Golden Lion Charity based near Gatwick Airport. See the attached info sheet if you can also help in some way.
I would put money on it being a Chinese business man, it makes sense that they have the dough and want the Norton name . Any one got any more suggestions?.
Actually I believe it was a German who disappeared when he realised what he was getting into, or maybe I'm misinformed? Anyhow I expect this post to disappear soon
They have already exhibited their Norton Atlas at the Chinese motorcycle show with Norton on the tank deliveries will be January.
I believe not, otherwise there would have been the usual big twitter / instagram / press announcement. Not only that, how would it have impacted Firodia and his tie in.
according to accessnorton discussion, it is an Asian business man, and a photo was shown.
On the grounds of common decency and reverence for Norton I deleted the very funny post I originally typed.
"Indecent and irreverent" is usually why you're such good company Gino. What is indeed going on ? :-)
Catch up, Firodia from Kinetic PVT, was involved over a year ago, that is why if any recent backer really existed it would have to also suit Firodia
As for what is happening, for someone who liked Twitter, Facebook, and the Indian press, then you can always ask Stuart Garner, he once seemed to like social media.
He bats back these winding up orders faster than Andy Murray returning serves at Wimbledon! I think he missed his vocation in life.
More will be revealed shortly in this endless can of worms
And it is adjourned apparently according to the press, by request of HMRC and approved by the judge - Not Norton Motorcyles UK Ltd. A WUP is massively serious, just look what the judge can apply, even if the company proves it is financially sound in court.
HMRC's issue is not the winding up of the company, they just want the money owed to the government to be paid, the judge will still need convincing at the next hearing even if the tax has been settled.
So not quite batted back. As for sailing too close to the wind, looks he has found out and bumped into the tax man - not good.
If Al Capone couldn't beat the taxman there's no chance for S.G.
Well Ken Dodd did but Lester Piggott didn't, must depend on the toss of a coin.
Must be massively double serious.
I don't know nothing about tennis, Winbolden or that Murray bloke, that's all for softies. And who the hell is Lesta Pigshit or Len Plod. Can you give me a meaphore that relates to Moto GP or WSB so that I can join in the fun.
MotoGP star Dani Pedrosa on Spain’s top tax debtor list
This is not quite the same but it will give you an idea of the story.
The daily Telegraph had a story about Simon Garner(Norton Motorcycles) owing money to Mr taxman and maybe coming close to getting the company wound up change D.P. for S.G and you get the gist .
P.S. A jockey and a much missed comedian . Hope this helps
sadly it goes deeper than avoidance of tax, much deeper. There may though be a business opportunity in the future for an enterprising person keeping 961's going. A bit like Mick Broom with Hesketh
Anyone with a v4 could take it to their local Aprillia dealer?
Metaphor................A figure of speech which makes an implied comparison between things which are not literally alike.
Now John McGuniness joins the queue.
With McGuinness understood to be chasing unpaid salary, it also raises questions about Peter Hickman’s involvement.
Peter Hickman is not signed up with Norton direct but through Smiths Racing, so his worry will be the machinery being available which could be replaced.
The truth, when I visited the Norton factory in 2018, although they made many handmade pieces, others in aluminum alloys with CNC, I was surprised by some things (a small, very noisy air compressor that made it difficult to listen to the person who guided the visit ), very small facilities, few people working and do not observe modern technology. Maybe I had a wrong perception, I had some doubts about the competitiveness against the other brands. Norton is in my heart, I would like to see you in the TT 2020 and I would not like it to disappear again, this emblematic English brand, due to economic problems.