Tagged: 850

Ahead of Its Time: 1974  John Player Norton Commando for Sale

Ahead of Its Time: 1974 John Player Norton Commando for Sale

You’d be forgiven for not realizing that this very strange-looking John Player Norton Replica is, under the skin, a Commando: buyers didn’t know quite what to do with this at the time, either. It’s...

Faster! Faster! Supercharged and Fuel Injected 1974 Norton 850 Commando

Faster! Faster! Supercharged and Fuel Injected 1974 Norton 850 Commando

Introduced in 1967 and displacing 745cc’s with pre-unit construction that was rather unimpressive in specification, Norton’s Commando was a development of the Atlas and distinguished by its simple but effective “Isolastic” engine-mounting system that...

Italian Muscle: 1976 Moto Guzzi Le Mans I for Sale

Italian Muscle: 1976 Moto Guzzi Le Mans I for Sale

The second Moto Guzzi of the week is this very nice, very original 850 Le Mans. These are often referred to as “Mark I” Le Mans, although that’s obviously a description retroactively applied to...

Retro-Futuristic: 1974 John Player Norton Replica Replica for Sale

Retro-Futuristic: 1974 John Player Norton Replica Replica for Sale

Well, this John Player Norton Replica isn’t American, but at least it’s red, white and blue to celebrate the Fourth of July… Of course, “John Player” wasn’t a person. This bike was from the...

Low-Mileage Italian: 1977 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans for Sale

Low-Mileage Italian: 1977 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans for Sale

Designed as a follow up to Moto Guzzi’s V7 Sport, the 850 Le Mans was much more evolutionary than a brand-new machine. It still used the famous Lino Tonti frame, as would many Guzzis...

Italian Thunder: 1977 Moto Guzzi Le Mans for Sale

Italian Thunder: 1977 Moto Guzzi Le Mans for Sale

The Le Mans, Moto Guzzi’s famous 1970’s superbike, was an evolution of their earlier V7 Sport, with restyled bodywork and a bigger engine. Introduced in 1976 to keep pace with competition heating up between...

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...

1984 Moto Guzzi LeMans III for Sale

1984 Moto Guzzi LeMans III for Sale

I happen to be a big fan of the 70’s and 80’s Moto Guzzi LeMans series of bikes. While the shaft-drive, pushrods, and longitudinally-mounted engine may not read like the best recipe for a...

As Seen on TV: 1974 Norton Commando

As Seen on TV: 1974 Norton Commando

Aside from rakish good looks that embody the best of the era, this particular Norton Commando appears to have had a bit of a brush with television fame, having been built by a shop...