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Norton MC Gears Up - Selects Dealers

19 June 1999

Norton Motorcycles Announces Dealers and Distributors and Motorcycle Development Progress
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Norton Motorcycles, Inc. continues on track to launch a line 
of high performance motorcycles.

    Norton announced that it has selected fourteen distributors worldwide. The
distributors are located as follows:  ten in Europe, one in Asia, two in the
Middle East and one in Australia.  Norton will manage its own distribution
network in the United States and has appointed its initial seven dealers. John
Fiebelkorn, Norton's Managing Director of Sales and Marketing, stated that
Norton's strategy was to partner only with dealers and distributors that could
deliver outstanding service to Norton's retail customers.  He added that each
of these organizations meets that requirement.  Norton also reported that when
complete, the Norton distribution network will be comprised of approximately
fifty U.S. dealers and twenty international distributors.

    The Company also reported that the V-8 Nemesis engine had generated
170 brake horsepower (BHP) at 7,700 revolutions per minute (RPMs).  The
V-8 engine is targeted for horsepower exceeding 200 BHP at 12,000 RPMs.  Al
Melling, owner of Norton's independent engineering and design firm, stated
that the recent test results point to achievement of the brake horsepower
goal.  The Nemesis is designed to be the world's fastest production

    Headquartered in Plymouth, Minn., Norton Motorcycles, a development stage
enterprise, will market a line of motorcycles and motorcycle products
throughout the world.  Norton is presently engaged in the design and
development of a line of high-performance, premium motorcycles and the
marketing of motorcycle products.  All of the products will be sold under the
famous "Norton" brand name, which will provide its motorcycles with worldwide
appeal and brand recognition among motorcycle enthusiasts.