Norton Atlas 650 Delayed; Not Going to Production This Year

Norton Atlas launch and production timelines have shifted due to certain reasons. There are four mid-sizers under works…

Norton Motorcycles showcased its mid-sizers Atlas 650 in 2018. This mid-sized platform was to spawn 2-3 formats. It was officially confirmed that Ranger and Nomad will be made with the scrambler to follow thereafter. However, things got terribly messed up and Norton went onto administration.

Indian motorcycle maker TVS Motor acquired the iconic brand and it is now trying to bring things on track. It has moved to a bigger factory and has formed a new leadership team, which also includes a new CEO.

It was conveyed that the Atlas will go to production sometime this year. In fact, Norton is already taking interest from prospect customers on its website since a few months. However, it now appears that there will be a delay.

In a statement given to an online portal, Norton has said that it wants to begin production very soon but ‘precision and craftsmanship’ can not be rushed and hence there will be a delay. Here is the whole word…

Whilst we are eager to begin production of the Atlas as soon as possible, precision and craftsmanship simply cannot be rushed. We had originally aimed to begin production later this year, but this will no longer be possible. We are still defining the new timeline, taking into account the work that needs to be done. As soon as we are ready, we will provide you with an update,

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The mid-size models will be powered by a 650cc parallel twin cylinder engine that will belt out 84 bhp of peak power and 64 Nm of max torque. And the more interesting bit is that a high-performance sportsbike on this platform is also under development.

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So, there may be a few hiccups here and there but it appears that, under the ownership of TVS, Norton will limp back to its glory days with a comprehensive motorcycle line-up in the years to come. For now, this supersport is going to production soon…

Source – NDTV Auto

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