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Bury St Edmunds: Krazy Horse to launch as dealership for Norton motorcycles

16:31 14 March 2014

The Norton dealership area at Krazy Horse in Bury St Edmunds.

The Norton dealership area at Krazy Horse in Bury St Edmunds.

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Custom motorcycle specialist Krazy Horse is officially launching itself as a new dealership for Norton Motorcycles next month.

Krazy Horse, based at the Lark Valley Business Park in Bury St Edmunds, is now selling the latest range of Commando 961 motorcycles, together with apparel and accessories.

The launch event, on April 3, is the first of three “Spring Nights” themed evenings planned by Krazy Horse for the first Thursday of the month.

On May 1 the company will host May Day Mayhem, an evening for “all things custom”, and June 5 will be TT Night, dedicated to speed and nostalgia.

The events, timed to coincide with the arrival of lighter evenings and weather better suited to biking enthusiasts, aim to build on the success of a popular series of “Autumn Nights” held last year.

The late night openings will feature live bands, refreshments and a licensed bar served from the Rockers’ Cafe which will be open from 6pm until 10pm. Admission is free.

The original Norton company was formed in 1898 by James Lansdowne Norton, who began supplying by motorcycle and bicycle parts. He went on to produce his first motorcycles in 1902 and in 1907 a Norton motorcycle won the very first Isle of Man TT race.

Having been driven to the edge of extinction in the 1970s, the Norton brand has now been revived, with new Commando 961 Cafe Racer, SF and Sport models aiming to build on the heritage of the Commando machine of the 1960s.

Paul Beamish, owner of Krazy Horse, said: “The 111 year-old, heritage Norton brand is back in the UK and US which is great news for motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere.

“Now hand-built at the British motorcycle manufacturer’s Hasting House facility at Donington Hall, the bikes are processed and shipped in small numbers to countries around the world.’

“We are delighted to be one of the first regional UK dealerships to support the distribution of Norton in the UK and interest in the bikes has already been immense.”

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