Yee gods and I thought it was only us Brits that knocked anything remotely successful! I think Norton's designer said it all. From what we read Kenny ran out of funding and I'm sure he'd planned to tool properly for manufacture so he could make a profit. Remember all the knockers out there this guy was one of Triumph's designers and they seem to be doing Ok. We may not like all they produce but a lot of customers do. I used to work for a US company making seat motors. We loved putting stuff into production on soft untested tooling and wondered why we f***ed up. It was often worn out by the time we'd modified the parts to work properly and then had to be re-done. Main company is now dead and all that's left is a tiny outfit in Juarez. Norton may not survive long term (I hope they do) but at least they're trying to do it properly.