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Posted 3 years ago

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RonM
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Fast and nimble British classic lost out to the Japanese multi cylinder machines. It handled like a bicycle with 60 horsepower.

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  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    Did you restore it ?
  2. RonM RonM, 3 years ago
    I bought the Nort as is.It was restored by the top Norton builder on the east coast(Chris Greenbacher). The bike was a pleasure to own. I got too old to race, and passed it on.
  3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    I remember selling my Bellini 250cc so I could buy a Norton Commando like yours. I kept the Norton until 1985 and then bought a Honda 750 V45 Saber.
  4. RonM RonM, 3 years ago
    Thank you folks
  5. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    Sweet ride Ron !!
  6. RonM RonM, 3 years ago
    Thank you Hedgewalker!
  7. bushrat bushrat, 2 years ago
    Nice!!! Kinda reminds me of one I saw back in 1970, when traveling around Europe with the 'flower child' generation. Met an American couple in Oslo, Norway on a brand new Norton they'd bought in England a few weeks earlier. A couple of weeks later we caught up to them up along the coast north of Bergen, ..... on gravel roads. The guy had dumped his machine on loose stones, then hit some bigger rocks. What a mess. They were alive, but the bike was not. Sad, because it was such a beautiful machine. Nice to see this one fixed up. Beauty.
  8. RonM RonM, 2 years ago
    thank you bushrat.
  9. Hems303 Hems303, 2 years ago
    Hi RonM
    Only just spotted this, I see it had one of the very early Norvil front disc conversions, I have just fitted the very latest conversion to my Commando. The ONLY way the original Norton front brake disc would stop the machine was if you attached it to a chain and threw it out behind you to act as an anchor!!!! LOL

    BTW did you know the 1971 Norton Commando was the very first motorcycle to be fitted with a disc brake (as far as I know). The Norton Commando was voted, in the UK, the No.1 "Superbike of the Year" for five years in a row....never again equalled! A fine ride and I'm now on my third one!
  10. Hems303 Hems303, 2 years ago
    The "Roadster" tank you had fitted to this lovely machine is made from solid "unobtainium"...you just can't get them in UK for love or money, if you do find one you can pay up to £500 ($800)!!!! :0
  11. RonM RonM, 2 years ago
    Hems, I loved racing this spitfire against the Harleys and hitting the twisty country roads.I sold the bike,but still enjoy an occasional stay at St James Parish in Barbados at a littte place call Grenwich village
  12. Hems303 Hems303, 2 years ago
    Don't get too many Harleys to race against in Shropshire, although I "lost out" to a Buell sometime back (a fly flew into my eye...it did!....really!). Might bump into you in St. James ? "Smokey" Joes or Johns Bar, north up main rd? :)
  13. RonM RonM, 2 years ago
    Hems,email me at mennaronald@aol.com
  14. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 10 months ago
    Huh, an ex boyfriend of mine had one of these. Nice to see again. He loved it but now rides a Honda
  15. RonM RonM, 10 months ago
    Thank you for looking,TTom,Vintagefran,and flask.

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