Category: Norton

No Haters: 1974 John Player Norton 850 in Denmark

No Haters: 1974 John Player Norton 850 in Denmark

In spite of all the race-replica motorcycles named after their riders like this week’s Eddie Lawson Replica Kawasaki, the John Player Norton was not actually named after a particular rider. It was named after...

Clean Commando: 1969 Dunstall Norton 750

Clean Commando: 1969 Dunstall Norton 750

Today, we have a very clean Dunstall Commando 750 . The seemingly modular nature of British motorcycles of the 1960’s allowed for a dizzying number of permutations: compact singles and parallel twins from Norton...

The Perfect Cafe Racer: 1966 Norton Atlas for Sale

The Perfect Cafe Racer: 1966 Norton Atlas for Sale

At first glance, the tank shape suggests that this is a classic Norton Commando, but the upright engine reveals the truth: this is a very well put-together Norton Atlas café racer. When building the...

1962 Norton Manx Race Bike for Sale

1962 Norton Manx Race Bike for Sale

The Norton Manx was a racing motorcycle built from 1947 to 1962. Just think about that for a second: it was a motorcycle that was good enough to be competitive, not just on the...

The tale of two John Player Nortons

The tale of two John Player Nortons

Norton and their Winning Ways were making a comeback in the 1970’s, and with the backing of John Player Tobacco Company, they were back on the track. The Norton Atlas had grown into the...

1964 Norton Atlas Race Bike for Sale

1964 Norton Atlas Race Bike for Sale

Powered by Norton’s proven parallel twin and suspended in their simple and rigid “Featherbed Frame”, the bike, the Atlas features classic British styling and an evocative name. The British biking industry is rightly famed...

1965 Norton Atlas

1965 Norton Atlas

Norton had been making motorcycles since 1902, and the “Norton Winning Way” described how successful Norton had been. For the Model year 1962 Norton rolled out at 750cc rocket called the Atlas. This 1965...

Something a Little Different: 1970 Norton 750S Custom

Something a Little Different: 1970 Norton 750S Custom

The iconic Commando was an example of classic British ingenuity: decidedly old-tech, but featuring simple innovations to keep it competitive in the marketplace. A needed bump in power necessitated a corresponding increase in displacement....

1948 Norton International

1948 Norton International

This 1948 Norton International appears to have spent some time with the Rudge Ulster that we had just pointed out. That is probably why it jumped out at me as I was cruising listings...