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Old 9th November 2017, 09:31   #1
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British Motorcycle Manufacturer Norton and Kinetic Engineering have entered into a Joint Venture to bring Norton Motorcycles to India and Asia. Stuart Garner, CEO, Norton Motorcycles and Ajinkya Firodia, MD, Kinetic Engineering, signed the partnership at the ongoing EICMA motorcycle show. Kinetic will be bringing in the Norton Commander and the Norton Dominator to India by the first quarter of 2018.

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Indian two-wheelers brand Kinetic Engineering, today announced entering a new partnership with British motorcycle manufacturer Norton Motorcycle Company. Ajinkya Firodia Managing Director, Kinetic Engineering said that they signed a joint venture with Norton to create a new brand - Kinetic Norton Motorcycles, which will manufacture and sell motorcycles in India and rest of Asia. The new joint venture (JV) was announced at the 2017 EICMA show. Confirming the development to carandbike, Ajinkya Firodia said that there will be a formal announcement at a press conference in New Delhi on November 15, 2017.
The first motorcycles to be introduced by Kinetic Norton Motorcycles will be the Norton Dominator and Norton Commando.

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Norton and Kinetiic have entered into a Joint Venture to bring and sell bikes in India and Asia.

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Stuart Garner, CEO, Norton Motorcyles and Ajinkya Firodia, MD, Kinetic Engineering, signing the JV at EICMA 2017.

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Although I'm happy that a brand like Norton will be available in India, I'd rather they enter on their own than through a tie-up with Kinetic. Their past doesn't usually doesn't inspire confidence. Apart from that one success with Honda in the early-mid 90s, the other brands Kinetic bought to India almost always doesn't end well!

Hyosung - Disappeared without a trace
MV Agusta - Where are the bikes?
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Hyosung - Disappeared without a trace?
Hyosung is still around, if I'm not wrong. I just saw their stall last week at an auto expo. Granted, not many people would be going for them these days as the market for larger capacity motorcycles has increased and companies like Kawasaki, Triumph and Harley-Davidson have come in to India on their own.
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Hyosung is still around, if I'm not wrong. I just saw their stall last week at an auto expo. Granted, not many people would be going for them these days as the market for larger capacity motorcycles has increased and companies like Kawasaki, Triumph and Harley-Davidson have come in to India on their own.
While Hyosung is still around they don't seem interested to update their model line up at all. If I'm not wrong the current range has been stagnant for some time now, although there are rumors speculating new launches for 2018.
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The Kinetic Group and UK’s Norton Motorcycle Company have officially announced a joint venture. The latest development comes in the wake of a brief announcement that was made during the 2017 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy.

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As part of the joint venture, Motoroyale – a Kinetic Group sub-brand, will oversee operations in India and ASEAN countries. Motoroyale and Norton plan to setup retail channels and service outlets in India and other South-East Asian countries.

Norton will handle the design and engineering, while Motoroyale will give manufacturing support and will handle localization and homologation of the products. The company has plans to invest US$ 10 million into this project.

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Q1 2018 will see the launch of the first Motoroyale-Norton bikes in India. Initially, the bikes will be imported as completely built units (CBUs). The companies also plan to start local production. CKD assemblies are expected to commence at Kinetic’s Ahmednagar plant by the end of 2018. Some of the bikes planned for India include the Commando 961 Sport, Commando 961 Café Racer, Dominator Sport and DomiRacer.

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Norton Motorcycles will be launching two bikes in India, the Norton Commando and Norton Dominator in late 2018. Both bikes will be launched by Kinetic MotoRoyale under the new joint venture between the Kinetic Group and Britain's Norton Motorcycles. Like the Commando, the Dominator name is also taken from Norton's 1940s motorcycle with the same name. The original Dominator was in production from 1947 till 1976, with varying engine capacity, ranging from 500 cc to 828 cc twin engines. The new Norton Dominator has been manufactured by the resurrected Norton Motorcycles company based at Donington Park, Leicestershire, UK. It's a production model based on the exclusive Domiracer, and was first unveiled in 2015. It's the second bike from the British bike manufacturer which will be launched in India after the Norton Commando.
The Dominator will be second Norton bike to be launched in India. The Dominator is poweerd by a 961 cc, air-cooled, parallel-twin engine. The Dominator uses high-spec components including carbon fibre bodywork.


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