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    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Norton has announced they have a new range of 650cc parallel twin cylinder models in planning, the first of which will be a scrambler style ‘urban tracker’. There will be 2 style variations, 1 road focused and 1 with a much more adventure focus.

    Word has it there will be 3 engine variations ranging from a 70hp entry model, a 100hp version and a 175bhp supercharged version! all of which have the traditional 270c firing order of the classic Commando motor.

    Norton already have a 1200cc V4 and have said that the 650 twin is literally half of the existing V4.

    Norton head of Design says: “One of the stipulations for the design,” says Garner, “is that if I’m out greenlining or in a gravel pit mucking about and I drop it, I want to be easily able to pick it back up on my own and carry on with my ride. It has to be durable. It’ll all be honest, with items like the bash guard being able to do the job, rather than just being there for show. The bike should last a long time, because it’ll be made with proper components.

    It need to be a proper Scrambler, not something that just looks the part. It needs to be capable, and it should be a proper giggle.”

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    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Norton CEO Stuart Garner tweeted this artists image of the new Norton Scrambler overnight, also confirming it will resurrect the ‘Atlas’ name for it.

    This also appeared in British motorcycle media this week.

    #28066

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Norton has released a teaser video of their upcoming scrambler due to be unveiled. There’s no pics of the new bike in the video but it refers heavily on their offload heritage.

    #28373

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Norton has officially announced the new Atlas Scrambler and there’s 2 variations, the Nomad and the Ranger, with the Ranger being more off road focused and the Nomad for the road.

    Both bikes are powered by the same 650cc Twin cylinder producing 84Hp and 64Nm of torque, a dry weight of 178kg amd for the Ranger a seat height of 875mm.

    Both bikes get switchable ABS and two mode traction control of on-road, off-road plus the traction control can be completely turned off.

    The Ranger gets 19″ front and 17″ rear tubed rims and a 15 litre tank and the bashplate shown in the pictures come on the bike as standard.

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