Norton Taking Orders for 2007 Commando

Norton Motorsports, Inc., Gladstone, Ore., has been focused on the design and development of a new Norton Commando for more than two years. Bruce Murdock, president and CEO, says the company now is taking deposits for a production model scheduled for release in 2007.
“We have struggled as we continue to fight the battle between financial pressures and building new Nortons that stay true to the brand,” Murdoch said. “Our current focus is execution of our test plan and the initiation of production processes.
“To facilitate this, we are taking reservations for all 2007 production models, including the Commando Signature Series, the Commando 961 and 961S.”
Production is scheduled to begin by mid 2007. Norton plans to build 100 Signature Series bikes followed by the Commando 961 and 961S models. Norton says the Commando 961 will retail for $10,995 while the 961S is expected to sell for $13,195.
Those wishing to make a $500 deposit on a bike are asked to contact the company online at www.nortonmotorcycles.com. Norton says all deposits will be held in an escrow account, and that order holders would be notified prior to delivery to finalize a sales agreement. Bikes will be delivered as production is allocated. Canceled orders will have deposits refunded in full.

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