No Norton history is currently available.
We have therefore reprinted Steve Wilson's book,
which spans the era that is of most interest for the great majority of Norton aficionados today.
The text and pictures were originally part of Wilson's "British Motorcycles" series of books
that covered the British post-war manufacturers.
Wilson's book stands out in that it not only covers the Norton models built in the post-war era,
but furthermore tells what went on behind the factory doors.
It covers key personnel as well as economical factors in the background that often have more influence on what comes off the production line than the average motorcyclist realizes!
When I first read the book I learned a lot about Norton that I had not known before, even though I was professionally involved with the factory and knew many of the key figures mentioned personally.
(Cover picture shows the 1968 Fastback from the Andover Norton collection)