December 22, 2015
In 1898 James Lansdowne Norton, known affectionately to all as 'Pa', founded Norton as a manufacturer of "fittings and parts for the two-wheel trade." Norton has a fine and vast heritage in the world of motorcycle racing from Rem Fowler in 1907 winning the Isle of Man twin cylinder class riding a Norton. By the end of the 1952 season, Geoff Duke while riding for Norton, was the world champion in both the 350cc and 500cc classes and was awarded the OBE; a most respectable feat of achievement by anyone’s standards. With the onset of the second world war Norton withdrew from racing but between 1937 and 1945 manufactured almost 100,000 side-valve motorcycles, that almost a quarter of all military motorcycles, a pretty impressive contribution to the war effort; which is something to celebrate and be proud of. Norton has long enjoyed a unique place in motorcycle history and continues to draw inspiration from the past whilst building on the Norton legacy for the future.
Now lets get down to the juicy stuff, here in store at The Priory Menswear, Norton have blessed us folks with a beautifully crafted Commando 961 SF. Specifically only number 5 of 200 of a limited run of this fine beast. We invite you to come on down and marvel at this feat of British ingenuity, or at the very least look at some naughty pictures of this Motorcycle. I’m sure you all ant to know what this bike is all about well The Commando 961 SF was built after the successful launch of the sport. It has upside down forks and radial brake calipers with a carbon fiber front, mudguard, and rear number plate hanger and chain guard. It’s getting me all hot and bothered under my collar. Just imagine your self hunched over riding this elegant speed machine with the engine cranking out a maximum power of 80 PS at 6500 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 5200 rpm. I’ve already said it but it leaves me salivating.
Like all this isn’t enough it turns out that The Priory Menswear is the gift that keeps on giving, as we are now the proud to say we are stocking Norton and couldn’t be happier. These aren’t just any products these are all fine expertly crafted using the finest materials and components. Everything is covered from Wallets, Bags and belts using sumptuous leathers that will age beautifully and will surely make your fingers tingle with delight.Just head on down to our website or pop in our store and have a browse. Afterwards why not relax and chill out at our in-house coffee shop The Brew Mill. You could even get a hair cut at the most distinguished Sullivan’s Barbers to keep you looking like a gentleman; or perhaps buy the love of your life a gift at Tiger Lillies, which specialises in bath and beauty. The possibilities are endless.