Norton Commando: The Complete Story by Matthew ValeNorton Commando: The Complete Story by Matthew Vale

Norton Commando: The Complete Story

byMatthew Vale

Hardcover | April 15, 2011

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The Commando was the main bike in Norton's range from 1968, and was produced until the demise of Norton Villers Triumph in 1977.  The bike featured the unique 'Isolastic' system that rubber-mounted the engine and protected the rider from the twin-cylinder's vibrations.  The model range provided the rider with a choice of touring and sporting models, as well as offering special police machines and off-the-shelf production racers.  Commandos feature strongly in today's classic scene, and offer excellent performance and spares availability, as well as a vast range of improvements and updated components. This book looks at the history and development of the Commando, gives the specifications and outlines the model changes, and also offers the riding experiences of past and present owners.  In addition there is a blow-by-blow account of the author's restoration of a 1971 750cc model that had been re-imported into the UK from America needing a complete rebuild.

Matthew Vale started his motorcycling career at the tender age of 16 with an NSU moped, and has restored many classic British motorbikes.  He now owns a 1970 Triumph Bonneville and a 1965 BSA Lightning, and is restoring a 1969 Lotus Elan Plus 2S,  This is his thirteenth book; all his previous books have featured classic British motorbi...
Title:Norton Commando: The Complete StoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 10 × 7.75 × 0.5 inPublished:April 15, 2011Publisher:The Crowood Press UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1847972381

ISBN - 13:9781847972385

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