1969 Norton Commando 750 Gus Kuhn

Highlights

  • A very attractive Gus Kuhn custom motorbike
  • Mechanicals and body rebuilt
  • Some recent maintenance
  • Detailed history going back to the early days
  • In very good running order

The plus

The Norton Commando needs no introduction. In his spare time - as much as he had - he ran his own workshop and one of his creations was the Gus Kuhn Commando.

These bikes benefited from his considerable knowledge. Intelligent detailed tuning increased performance and offered a wider powerband. The aesthetics were also modified to create a highly distinctive bike.

This beautiful Commando Gus Kuhn was delivered new to Madrid in 1969. It was rebuilt in Spain before being acquired by the vendor five years ago. He has recently refurbished the mechanicals, with a full restoration, new Amal 230 carburettors, adjusted valves and compression control. Full history file available, dating back to the early days of the bike.

The Commando is one of the icons of the classic motorbike world. Gus Kuhn's upgrades increase rarity, capability and, of course, appeal. This is a very high quality example.



History and documents

  • First registered on 29 August 1969
  • Imported to Madrid in July 1969 as part of a consignment of eight motorbikes
  • Subsequently rebuilt in Spain with great attention to detail
  • Purchased by the seller five years ago
  • Good history file showing provenance from the earliest days
  • Invoices and receipts for recent servicing and previous rebuilding
  • Spanish registration certificate and certificate of sale provided
  • There is no current technical inspection certificate
Gus Kuhn motorbikes have been fitted with the following items:

  • Exhaust head
  • 10.25:1 pistons
The specification of this bike includes:

  • Forkhead fairing
  • Vintage tank and seat assembly
  • Lockheed brake disc on Gus Kuhn caliper
  • Steering and brake upgrades
  • Norvil upper engine mounts
  • Recent new tyres

Recent maintenance in 2024 :

  • 2 new Amal 230 carburettors with 220 jets
  • New spark plugs
  • Oil replaced
  • Valve clearances checked and adjusted
  • Compression check and confirmation that there are no problems

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General condition

  • Repainted in the correct 1969 Gus Kuhn green metallic finish
  • Complete with silver metallic fairings and trim
  • The paintwork and bodywork are finished to a very high standard and remain virtually unmarked
  • Chrome spoked wheels with newly fitted tyres
  • Well finished details on the bike, including period Norton 'green dot' dials
  • Chrome in good condition with a bright finish and no visible scratches
  • This is a very well cared for motorbike reflecting the full restoration job



The Mechanics

  • 1969 Commando 750 with Gus Kuhn upgrades
  • Mechanics restored before the seller acquired the bike five years ago
  • Used sparingly since this work was carried out
  • 745cc model with Gus Kuhn upgrades
  • Standard factory 4spd manual gearbox
  • Electric ignition
  • New oil filter, pressure gauge and primary belt
  • Described as being in perfect working order by the vendor
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1969
  • Make Norton
  • Model Commando 750
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 328 Miles
  • Engine size 745
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Country France
Bidding history
13 bids from 10 bidders
  • Ja•••• €8,500 19/06/24
  • Ja•••• €8,000 19/06/24
  • c4•••• €5,250 18/06/24
  • eu•••• €4,750 18/06/24
  • ol•••• €4,500 18/06/24
  • fr•••• €4,000 18/06/24
  • ol•••• €3,200 18/06/24
  • hu•••• €3,000 18/06/24
  • ka•••• €1,500 16/06/24
  • IW•••• €1,000 16/06/24
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