Norton Motorcycles UK has announced the change of its Australian distributors from NF Importers Pty Ltd to Brisbane Motorcycles based in Queensland.
Brisbane Motorcycles managing director James Mutton says they have been retailing the bikes for some time from their Caboolture store and immediately will take over warranties, servicing and spares.
He says they have the Commando and Cafe Racer in stock and will receive their first order of 2018 stock in April.
Nortons will be sold from their Caboolture and Windsor stores and James hopes to have a dealer network with a dealer in each state within six months.
Norton Motorcycles prices
Norton Dominator and Commando on show in London
The entry level 961 Commando costs $31,990 (+ORC) and the Cafe Racer is $33,990. Upcoming models include the V4 at about $59,9990, the Dominator Naked at $41,990 and the made-to-order Dominator at $49,990.
“For example, at one stage, there was an issue with number plate holders cracking. In the UK they have different number plates and these came standard with carbonfibre plate holders that were cracking on our rough roads.
“I haven’t personally come across anyone with serious issues.
“The Norton Motorcycles factory also say they have developed the bike more and ironed out any bugs.
“After visiting the Norton factory and witnessing first-hand the amount of passion and care that goes into building a Norton motorcycle it was an easy decision to become involved.
“As with all new ventures there will be a transition period that will need working through and require some patience.”
NF Importers boss Warren Lee says they sold more than 100 new Commandos in Australia and New Zealand in the past three years.
“After gaining the ADR approvals and appointing a small boutique dealer network, the first deliveries commenced in early 2016 to customers across both Australia and New Zealand,’ he says.