New Delhi, June 30, 2018: British motorcycle manufacturer Norton will unveil a prototype for a new scrambler model with a 650 cc, parallel-twin engine in November 2018. So far, only finished engineering sketches have been released of the bike, a scrambler model which uses a name used for the 1963 Norton scrambler. Norton Motorcycles released the sketches with the promise that the bike will be revealed at the NEX bike show in the UK in November 2018, with deliveries in the UK set to begin by 2019.
For now, Norton maintains that the Atlas will be priced competitively to make it attractive not only in the UK, but to markets across the world. In India, Norton bikes will be assembled under the Kinetic-Norton joint venture, in which Kinetic holds a 51 per cent majority stake, with Norton holding the remaining 49 per cent. Under the JV, motorcycles will be assembled in India from completely knocked down (CKD) kits, to be sold not only in India, but to be exported to other markets in the ASEAN region as well.