Norton Motorcycles has been a shining example of British manufacturing for some time, and a recent move should only further connect the brand to its English roots.
The company recently purchased the Donington Hall estate. Set on 26 acres in the English countryside, the grounds are home to a 40,000-square-foot mansion, built in 1790, as well as the Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit and a newly constructed facility that will serve as the production headquarters for the motorcycle brand.
Once the company completes the move to Donington Hall, spectators will be able to find a whole range of motorcycle-related activities in one convenient location.
“Where else in the world can one tour an 18th century Gothic Revival mansion, view a Norton Motorcycle being built, watch a World Superbike race and attend an Iron Maiden concert all in the same place?” said Dan Van Epps of Norton Motorcycles USA. “Donington Hall and its setting inspire and ground us firmly to all that is great about Britain and British motorcycles, both past and present.”
Both the World and British World Superbike championships will be making stops at Donington in 2013, so fans won’t have to wait too long to see top talent at the famous facility.