LONDON, England -- Prince William, second in line to the British throne, checked out the Norton display at the London Motorcycle Show.
William, the Duke of Cambridge, chatted with Norton Chairman Stuart Garner and chose the Red Commando 961 Sport as his favorite. William, a motorcycle enthusiast, expressed his interest in the growth and future of Norton as an example of a British brand that remains built in the United Kingdom.
His interest quickly turned to the Norton SG2 factory Isle Of Man TT bike, and asked if he would be allowed to sit on the bike. Garner and Prince William discussed Norton’s increased efforts this year for the IOM TT, the factory team plans and new riders for the 2014 race.