There are stereotypes that drive into the subcortex from childhood and forever. For example, the French are frivolous. And even turn inside out, proving that all over the world this nation is considered a symbol of sanity and prudence - you can’t prove it. Ala-ulu, shershe la fam, "Muss deigns to ask sorry" - everything, the stereotype has been petrified forever!
What am I doing? Moreover, such quasi-norms are tenacious in the motorcycle world. Japanese motorcycle - certainly a 4-cylinder. And although you fill the whole world with the “Japanese” 1-cylinder and any other schemes - no, we only believe in the in-line “four” … “Amerikos” - this one with V-twin. And the “Briton” is the “twin” in-line. And go try to break the reputation! John Blur, the owner of Triumph - how he once swore that he wouldn’t release retro junk. And where are its principles? Look, take a look - a whole line of old-fashioned Triumph “deuces”. And then say: what principles are you talking about when talking about money? And the audience, when they hear about the British “tween,” so immediately starts drooling and frantically unbuttoning their wallet …
But what is the story of the "English" - brilliant to envy! One listing of brands is music for the understanding: Triumph, BSA, Royal-Enfield, Ariel, Matchless … And, of course, Norton. Tak already happened - it was under this brand that the last “right” British “twin” was born - vociferous, rude and irresistibly charismatic.
There is a paradoxical proposition: children who have grown up in happy families are less adapted to life than “mongrels” - they are pampered, spoiled … If you talk like this, the new Norton was born at the right time, in the right place. Because the parent company did not look like a prosperous family in any way: almost every year it changed its status, owners, name … The second half of the 60s was a difficult time for the English motor industry. The polite, but persistent newcomers from the East indestructibly reliable motives pressed the "British" in all markets. Frankly, the small and medium cubes of the English shamefully “surrendered”. But the big ones were still ready to give battle. "Secret weapon" and became Norton Commando.