- Feb 24, 2014
I wish Norton well too Tony. I would love to want to buy one. But I won't whilst there are so many reported issues with them. I'm not knocking anyone who does buy one, its just that I would want a brand new bike to be pretty damn close to being fuss free.TonyA said:Hello Eddie , Ok , I will bite on this. Let see where to start , Got it. Norton Motorcycles takes lots of money to run , and where Stuart gets that money is up to him. As far as I am concerned , I want Stuart to remain profitable so that he can continue with his hobby/love (Norton Motorcycles) . Some day Norton will be profitable , it will take time . they may be there already but I doubt it. He is probably covering his costs right now (I HOPE) but that is it . Now , once this happens (profitability) , things should start to take off. And I wish him and the future of Norton well !!
You're right there Tony.TonyA said:Hello Eddie , I agree more or less with everything you've written. Lets not forget that if Stuart always played it safe , we wouldn't be riding the new bikes we have. And yes they are not fuss free , but still a very nice machine.
Madnorton said:From what I have heard (only Thursday night) when a member left the car park from our meeting on a 961 - I would not want one either, a shame as they look better in the flesh and really comfy. I would be really worried if my MK3 sounded like a transit full of spanners. When John Bloor started out - he did not want warranty issues, so it is said that the early bikes were over engineered on specs to avoid failures, surely Norton can do the same.
I can see the link in why to have the hotel, but this could be a hassle not worth the return in my eyes.