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.
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