Tagged: Norton

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...

Frisky Featherbed: 1965 Norton Atlas for Sale

Frisky Featherbed: 1965 Norton Atlas for Sale

Often overlooked in favor of the more rakish Commando and more famous Triumph Bonneville, the Norton Atlas offers familiar British twin strengths with its own particular charms. The parallel twin may be the perfect...

Working Class Hero: 1958 Triton for Sale

Working Class Hero: 1958 Triton for Sale

One of my favorite things about motorcycles is the seeming endless ways there are to mix and match parts to create new machines. Chain drive and fairly simple frames mean that it’s no big...

Perfect Recreation: 1961 Norton Manx Replica for Sale

Perfect Recreation: 1961 Norton Manx Replica for Sale

For many vintage motorcycle enthusiasts, the Commando is what first springs to mind when you mention Norton. But while that bike was stunning to look at and fast, its design wasn’t really cutting-edge, even...

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...

Better Than New: 1974 Norton VR880 Kenny Dreer Commando

Better Than New: 1974 Norton VR880 Kenny Dreer Commando

The original resto-mod, the Kenny Dreer VR880 was basically a vintage Norton Commando with most of the quirks ironed out and all of the character left in. Unlike John Player, Kenny Dreer was an...

Vintage Rider: 1964 Triton for Sale

Vintage Rider: 1964 Triton for Sale

It’s interesting that a bastardized hybrid like the Triton could become such an iconic classic motorcycle. It’s an anecdotal observation, but it seems that engine swaps are more acceptable among the motorcycling fraternity than...

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...