Close Brothers Motor Finance has partnered with motorcycle marque Norton Motorcycle Company in order to provide finance for customers of the bike maker.

The marque, founded in 1898, built the first ever production Superbike, The Norton Commando, in 1969, followed with the Norton Manx, the 500cc single that dominated GPs and Isle of Man TT for over a decade.

The deal comes just a few months after Close entered into a similar partnership with Clews Competition Motorcycles.

Stuart Garner chief executive officer and owner of Norton Motorcycle Company (UK) said: “There’s nothing more satisfying for me than seeing a new Norton owner experience one of our motorbikes for the first time. This partnership will help our dealers nationwide to introduce a new customer base to Norton, through individual and bespoke financial packages. The partnership will also bring together a new generation of motorcycle enthusiasts to Norton, with many for the first time being able to experience the very passion and care that goes into making every single motorbike.”