News Norton Preps for US Production with EPA Certification

Norton Preps for US Production with EPA Certification

2012-norton-preps-for-us-production-with-epa-certification (1)Norton Motorcycles US Production News

In late August, Norton Motorcycles reported its lineup of 916 Commando motorcycles successfully completed durability and emission testing at its US laboratories.

This testing ensured the models – the 961 Cafe Racer, 961 Sport, 961 SE – will be compliant with EPA and CARB exhaust, noise and evaporation emissions, a crucial step needed for production in North America and Canadian markets.

And last week, the UK-based motorcycle manufacturer reported it received the EPA’s Certificate of Conformity. This certificate makes the 2013 Commando 916 series EPA certified.

Norton says: “While this news may seem a little boring and technical in nature, it is a major hurdle for a small specialty manufacturer, and the first approval sought by the new Norton Motorcycles for the USA.”

Next up in the process for Norton production in the USA – California Air Resources Board review and approval, which typically follows EPA certification by two or three few months.

For additional information on Norton Motorcycles, log onto nortonmotorcycles.com.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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