See photos of the groundbreaking Norton Commando 750 in this photo gallery. Read about the genesis of the machine and its reception in the latest Memorable Motorcycle feature.
- $15,000 will buy you a really nice Commando 750.
- Even though Norton aficionados recoiled at what they thought was little more than hell-spawn, the early Commando retained many hallmarks of classic Norton machines.
- Keeping the Atlas engine from vibrating the rider to a puddle required some ingenious engineering solutions.
- The Commando was launched in 1967 at the Earls Court Bike Show.
- Later model Commandos were much more harsh and vulgar.
- A perfectly set-up Commando really does handle well.
- The Norton Commando 750 engine is a handsome, rugged lump and archetypal British.
- Despite the difficulties faced by manufacturers in the post-war years, Norton managed to make a hugely popular bike in its Commando 750.
- Norton Commando 750.
- Norton Commandos are easy to work on and spare supplies are the best for any classic motorcycle in existence making owning one of these beauties a delight.
- Engineers tied the engine, separate gearbox and swingarm together in one contiguous unit isolated from the rest of the frame.
- Some features of the Norton Commando were garden-shed engineering genius.
- Early Commando 750s are some of the best looking, and most pleasant of all the Commandos.
- Ancillary parts that could be made attractive, were.
- Norton Commando frame.
- Norton Commando Isolastic mounting system.
- On paper, the Norton P10 engine was thoroughly modern but in practice it was a disaster.
- The name which launched 50,000 Commandos.