Limited edition motorcycles are like prized possessions; only a few people have them in the whole world. These bikes are neither ‘custom motorcycles’ nor ‘stock models’. They dwell somewhere in between – mostly stock with some new parts to make it ‘non-stock’. Norton Motorcycles and Breitling have joined hands to come up with a new limited edition bike – Norton-Breitling Sport.
Norton has got a rich history when it comes to motorcycles. It built its first bike back in 1902. Breitling, a well-known Swiss watch manufacturer, also has quite a past. It was founded in 1884 by Leon Breitling. So both the companies have got years of experience in their respective fields and thus decided to use all that to build up a limited edition bike.
Speaking about the partnership, Norton CEO, Stuart Garner said, “I’ve always said that the key to a company’s success is to let the brand be the brand. This has been essential both at Norton Motorcycles and Breitling. We haven’t tried to change the nature of our brands or deny their histories. In fact, we revel in those histories and take inspiration from them while focussing on the future.”
Breitling CEO, Georges Kern, says, “Both companies are innovative, entrepreneurial, and have powerful legacies. At the same time, we are looking forward to what we at Breitling call ‘our legendary future’.”
The Norton-Breitling Sport is based on the much popular Norton Commando 961 Sport that has a 961cc, air-cooled, parallel-twin engine that produces 79 bhp and 90 Nm. The same engine will continue to power the limited edition model. The bike will get a few special-edition elements like new seat, paint, and trim. Only 77 units will be made. So if you like one, you’d need to hurry a bit.