I won't hide it I am a fanatic of Norton Motorcycles. I love classic bikes but I really enjoy Norton bikes. The Norton story is embedded in the history of motorcycling and the cast of characters is absolutely fabulous. There are many books about the mark but in a remarkable bit of internet cross-pollination I came across a very concise history of Norton from the start to the present. I will admit that I don't know anything about the author except that he is a great writer. Click here if you want a quick primer on Norton Motorcycles.
J. L. Norton