British motorcycle manufacturer Norton have unveiled a range of new models for 2019, including a pair of eye-catching scrambler styled Atlas twins.
Both the Atlas Nomad and Atlas Ranger drew a great deal of attention at last week’s Motorcycle Live, with both bikes built around Norton’s brand new twin engine.
The Nomad is the more road oriented of the two models, while the Ranger has the better of the off-road credentials – but both will arrive in showrooms sporting Avon’s chunky, British made TrekRider tyres.
That new twin engine has been derived from their V4 superbike powerplant, and with a claimed 84bhp at 11,000rpm, the two Norton machines also promise some very impressive performance.
“The Atlas Ranger is designed to be completely fit for purpose,” says head of design, Simon Skinner. “You really can take both versions down some greenlanes and get them messy, and it’s designed to be robust enough to keep going if you fall off. You can get to all the fuses and relays easily, and if you bend the subframe, you can take it off and get it straightened out because its steel, not aluminium.”
The TrekRider is Avon’s 50/50 offering in the increasingly crowded dual-sport tyre market, and the British firm hope it will continue to build on the successes of it’s more road-oriented cousin, the TrailRider.
Avon say the tyre offers an excellent balance between on and off-road performance, with a specially formulated compound for multi-terrain use.
Seasoned adventurer and long time Avon partner Sam Manicom has recently been singing the TrekRider’s praises on his Twitter account, stating:
“I keep thinking about how well these Avon Tyres Trekriders are doing both on the twisties and the dirt. Top job in the rain too.
Mileage on the rear so far? 4,800 miles!”
You can view the full range of TrekRider sizes here.