A parallel twin released in a time when bikes were moving towards the Japanese model of smaller displacement, the Norton Commando was certainly an outdated concept at launch. Nevertheless, it rapidly became a sensation with reviewers giving it non-stop praise and having seemingly saved the Norton brand, selling over 60,000 models.
Today, it is just as popular throwing back to a time when Britain played a large part in the motorbiking industry. This particular model is surely a very enticing proposition for anyone looking to get on one of these recognisable bikes.
Indeed, it has been with the same owner since 1981 and was fully restored in 1988. Since then, it has spent its entire life sleeping in a dry, warm garage, hitting the road on a frequent basis. It presents in a fantastic condition throughout and reportedly runs brilliantly thanks to a number of modern tweaks.
History and Paperwork
First registered in 1973
3 owners from new
With current owner since 1981
28,000km on the clock upon purchase
Full restoration in 1988
Just 35,000km covered since restoration
Always garage kept
Many invoices with the bike
New saddle fitted
Very elegant bike
Take one look at this 1973 Norton 750 Commando and you can tell it has been extremely well cared for. Indeed, it has been with the same owner since 1981 and has always been kept indoors, in a locked garage.
Back in 1988, the model was extensively restored, helping it preserve this near-spotless condition. The restoration included the replacement of many parts and a respray to all bodywork elements.
Visually shining nicely, the bike features all the chrome elements and fixtures one would expect from a Commando Norton. Furthermore, several decals show off what is considered a rather special bike in today’s market.
A new saddle finds pride of place on this example and several other recently replaced parts such as the handlebar grips and cables make for a comfortable place to be for the rider.
745cc parallel twin, 58hp
Very well kept throughout its existence
Starts and runs easily
Jumping aboard this Commando essentially entails strapping oneself to the 58hp 745cc parallel twin engine that powers it. Indeed, this particular unit reportedly powers the Commando very nicely according to the vendor.
The engine and gearbox were both extensively overhauled in 1988 when the current owner decided to change things up. Indeed, the entire powerplant was restored with new pistons, cylinders and valves. The restoration also entailed some modernisation work, notably with the installation of an electric starter according to the vendor.
Since this work, the bike has clearly been well cared for. Living tucked away in a garage, it does not suffer from the elements and with regular use, it manages to stretch its legs. Several invoices show that the bike has been regularly pampered. As a result, the vendor informs us that it starts easily and runs like a dream.
Following a full restoration some 35 years ago, this Norton 750 Commando has since been wonderfully pampered. Presenting in a stunning condition, it is clear to see that it has been loved whilst mechanically, it is said to run like a dream.
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1973 Norton Commando 750
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