India’s Kinetic Group (Kinetic Engineering Limited) has inked an agreement with UK’s Norton Motorcycles for a JV to sell the British brand’s bikes in India and few more markets.
As a part of the JV, Norton Motorcycles would be assembled at Kinetic’s Ahmednagar manufacturing facility. The bikes are expected to be launched by the end of 2018.
“We are now taking the next big step forward and delighted to form this alliance with the Kinetic group. I believe that the style, passion and beauty of Norton products coupled with the experience of Kinetic will make a winning combination and deliver a fabulous range of Norton motorcycles across the ASEAN territories,” Norton Motorcycles’ Stuart Garner said.
Norton’s current line up includes cafe race style bikes such as the Dominator (featured image), Commando 961 Cafe Race MK II, Commando 961 Sport MK II, and a 200 hp V4 RR sports bike (above).
After Kinetic sold its two wheeler business to Mahindra, the company has been involved in manufacturing automotive components. It currently sells MV Agusta bikes in India under Motoroyale division.