The £4 million ($6.2 million) funding announced by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will support 600 new jobs in a major boost to help British motorcycle manufacturing.. Of the new jobs, 159 are direct employment at Norton Motorcycles, with the company expected to expand to 600 across Norton and its partners including 200 new apprenticeships.In an attempt to encourage world-class industrial standards, the money will also go toward a new 10,000 square feet manufacturing facility, as well as research and development that hopes to yield a new green motorcycle within two years

Norton has long enjoyed a unique place in motorcycle history and continues to draw inspiration from the past whilst building on the Norton legacy for the future. “To see solid government support for the manufacturing industry like this is hugely heart-warming and gives us great confidence in bringing the industry back to the UK, creating jobs, learning forgotten skills and enabling exports around the world – all in the full knowledge that we have great support and a solid base back home.” said Norton Motorcycle Chief Executive.