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20Leno shows lasting appeal of Brit bikes with Norton 650SS

It has been a few weeks since we've seen a motorcycle featured in Jay Leno's Garage, but he has returned with a real classic – a 1962 Norton 650SS. While Norton may not be as well known today as fellow Brit Triumph, it built some of the top English sport bikes of its day and this was one of the fastest motorcycles you could buy.

AddMoto Electra Racing will drive electric motorcycle coast-to-coast in record-setting 3 days

Looks like 3rd of June will be a red-letter day for electric motorcycles. Not only are we to have our hearts unbroken by Mission Motors, but it is also the exact same day that another of our two-wheeled favorites will ride into the spotlight. Moto Electra Racing has announced it will begin a journey from coast to coast with its Norton-styled retro-electro machine in a bid to make the record books for the quickest continental crossing by an electric vehicle.

54Norton Commando one step closer to the States... hopefully

Norton Motorcycles has issued a press release noting another milestone in effort to return to the States: it has successfully completed durability and emissions testing for its Commando 961 Cafe Racer (pictured), 961 Sport and 961 SE bikes. Now the niche English motorcycle firm needs to submit and receive approvals for safety and compliance documentation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as complete other paperwork protocols for the Environmental Protection Agency

5MotoGP expands with six new teams

When Formula One admitted four new teams a couple of years ago (and subsequently eliminated one before the season even started) it was a revolutionary expansion. Now its two-wheeled equivalent is looking to follow a similar path.

17Norton 961 Commando SE to land in the U.S. by April [w/video]

Norton 961 Commando SE – Click above to watch video after the jump

9Introducing the Kestrel from Falcon Motorcycles [w/video]

Falcon Motorcycles Kestrel – Click above to watch the video after the break

1Monterey 2009: Pebble Beach adds motorcycle parking

Vintage British motorcycles at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery

4Meadow Brook Concours 2009: The Motorcycles

Motorcycles at Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery

9VIDEO: Norton Commando Transformer is more than meets the eye

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10Something Old, Something New: Pebble Beach to include motorcycles for the first time

For the first time in its nearly 60-year history, this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will feature classic motorcycles alongside the drool-worthy classic cars on display at the hallowed 18th hole fairway. Kicking off what is expected to be an annual focus on different countries and eras, this year's display will highlight classic British bikes built until 1959.

51VIDEO: Norton NRV588 rotary-powered motorcycle in action

Norton NRV588 rotary-powered motorcycle - Click above to watch the video

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