Tagged: Commando

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 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...

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...

1973 Norton Commando Interstate

1973 Norton Commando Interstate

My recent “blue” theme continues this week with a very, very clean 1973 Norton Commando Interstate. The different Nortons of this period are largely differentiated by cosmetic and ergonomic details: they all used the...