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Norton go into administration.

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by jigger, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. jigger

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  2. InvaderGIR

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    It is a shame that it might die but it's not the Norton anyway technically as Garner bought the brand name and started again...and clearly knows nothing about running a vehicle manufacturing company...or indeed one in general as he basically screwed many, many people over while coming out of it "ok" himself.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-51303905

    https://www.theguardian.com/busines...torcycles-collapsed-amid-acrimony-and-scandal

    https://www.rideapart.com/articles/395990/norton-motorcycles-stuart-garner-pensions/

    https://www.bikerglory.com/news/the-norton-saga/ - Note the date it was published!


    Basically, Garner killed the business and brand along with screwing over loads of suppliers and customers (and internal staff too).
     
  3. The_Abyss

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    Garner is either a crook or completely incompetent - probably a bit of both.
     
  4. PiKe

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    Saw this under 'new' and hoped it was the antivirus company :D
     
  5. MrPotato

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    Same here. Would be nice to see Norton AntiVirus to go.
     
  6. mjt

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    What’s wrong with Symantec?
     
  7. MrPotato

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    Nothing recent, but few years back the amount of app installed because of the Norton suite, and many reinstall because of corrupted OS (98, XP).
    Since then, either Kaspersky or the one from Microsoft.
     
  8. BUDFORCE

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    Back then motorcycles:

    Personally never got Norton's anyway, as a brand.

    I'd never ridden one and have no idea if they are any good, but give an example of Harley Davidson, now I know they are not amazing bikes on a practical performance side, but they have style.

    Norton to me, didn't seem to have either
     
  9. vanpeebles

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    Give ower, Norton made superb bikes, they won races and have a premium racing history. Are you saying stuff like the Norton Manx doesn't have style?
     
  10. Rilot

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    I rode a Norton Commander (the rotary one) once. Odd bike but very, very smooth.
     
  11. BUDFORCE

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    Doesn't do it for me sorry.
     
  12. marcus_667

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  13. Dogbreath

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    More of an assless chaps man yourself?
     
  14. BUDFORCE

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    If the thought of that makes you happy then sure :)
     
  15. JRS

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  16. jigger

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    TVS motors (India) have bought Norton for £16 million.
     
  17. The_Abyss

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    That's the power of a brand, as there's **** all else of any value in it!
     
  18. The_Abyss

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  19. JRS

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    Odds of him actually returning it?
     
  20. The_Abyss

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    Probably about the same as the odds of him actually having it still!