- TVS-Owned Norton Motorcycles to re-enter India
- Norton's lineup might enter via the CBU route
- Details related to the launch date are still awaited
TVS is planning to re-launch Norton Motorcycles in India. TVS Motors had acquired the British brand in August last year in an all-cash deal of GBP16 million which converts to Rs 153 crore. TVS is now helping the British brand with its global reach and supply chain to get back on track.
Norton Motorcycles had trademarked six names in October last year. They are Electra, Fastback, Navigator, Nomad, Ranger, and Combat. Motorcycles with these names might be considered for the Indian market. The company has already listed V4RR, V4SS, and the Atlas range on the Indian website. The Nomad and Ranger come under the Atlas range.
The Atlas range will have a cafe racer design and will be powered by a 650cc, parallel-twin engine that makes 84bhp and 64Nm. Meanwhile, the V4RR and the V4SS are supposed to be fully faired bikes powered by 1,200cc motors that churn out 200bhp and 130Nm. However, the details related to the other models are yet to be known.
Recently, we also told you about Norton's new factory in Solihull which is spread across 75,347 square feet where the company is planning to manufacture the Combat, V4RR, and the V4SS. These models might enter India via the CBU route. However, details related to the launch date and number of dealerships are still awaited.