Norton in the USA

Norton Motorcycles Prepares for Production of U.S. Models with receipt of EPA Certificate of Conformity

DONINGTON PARK, UK  – November 15, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Norton Motorcycles reached its’ most important U.S. milestone this week with receipt of the EPA’s Certificate of Conformity for its’ model year 2013 Commando 961 series of motorcycles.  With the approval in hand, the EPA’s certification process for the U.S. of the Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer, 961 Sport and 961 SE models is complete.

In September Norton announced the successful durability testing carried out by its’ laboratory in the U.S. to ensure compliance with EPA and CARB exhaust, noise and evaporative emissions. The issuance of the EPA Certificate of Conformity confirms federal emission standards compliance and testing approval.

Whilst this news may seem a little boring and technical in nature, it is a major hurdle for a small specialty manufacturer, and the first approval sought by the new Norton Motorcycles for the USA.

Finally, and critically important to Norton is the California Air Resources Board review and approval, which typically follows EPA certification by two or three few months.

The factory, located within the Donington Park Racing Circuit  is ready to begin production of U.S. and Canadian 2013 models for these key markets. Visit for all the latest news.

Norton Motorcycles designs, engineers and manufactures premium large displacement road-going motorcycles, proudly made in England by British hands for markets around the world. Norton motorcycles are characterized by superior quality with a focus on confident road holding and pleasing road manners, styled in the Café Racer and British Roadster tradition.


Norton Motorcycles USA
P.O. Box 185
Beacon Falls, CT 06403



  1. Now if Norton can secure a UK government backed loan to fund the actual importation of the bikes to the United States and then secure a loan from the US taxpayers for a freight company to deliver the bikes in North America then they can take out another mortgage on their Donington Facility to build the bikes ordered just in time to announce bankruptcy reorganization and protection. Oh yea, and Norton’s race operation is going swimmingly.

  2. What wonderful news.I rode Nortons in England in the 60,s.They were the best of the British motorcycles especially for roadholding.The last one I had was a 650SS bought new in 1963.

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