Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183

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Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971
Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183

Sold for € 13,800 (US$ 16,368) inc. premium
Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971
Frame no. 145183
Engine no. 145183
Son cadre Isolastic anti-vibrations innovateur permit à la Commando de prolonger l'existence du twin parallèle vieillissant de Norton. Lancée en 1967, le type connut un succès immédiat auprès des amateurs de motos en étant élu « Machine de l'Année » par Motor Cycle News pendant cinq années consécutives. Introduite pour 1971, la Commando Production Racer fut développée par l'ingénieur pilote maison Peter Williams et produite en nombre très limité pendant un peu plus d'une saison à un prix de catalogue double de celui des autres Commando. Première Commando équipée d'origine d'un frein avant à disque, la Production Racer offrait un moteur poussé, des poignées bracelets, des repose-pieds reculés et une carrosserie jaune en fibre de verre spéciale.

Selon les spécialistes de la marque, Norvil Motorcycle Company, la machine proposée ici, numéro 145183, est la dernière Norton Commando Production Racer produite (en juin 1971). La machine est accompagnée d'une confirmation du Norton Owners Club selon laquelle elle fut expédiée à Appoloni Motorcycles à Naples (Italie) le 12 décembre 1971. Elle fut immatriculée pour la première fois en 1972 à Catane, en Sicile, et elle semble en grande partie être en état d'origine, non restaurée. Offerte avec son libretto italien, le Foglio Complementare et les papiers de l'ASI, cette rare Commando Production Racer ne peut être qu'un magnifique élément de plus dans une collection de Norton d'après guerre.

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  • 1971 Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer
    Frame no. 145183
    Engine no. 145183
    .



    Its innovative vibration-beating Isolastic frame enabled the Commando to prolong the life of Norton's aging parallel twin. Launched in 1967, the model was an instant hit with the motorcycling public, being voted Motor Cycle News 'Machine of the Year' for five consecutive years. Introduced for 1971, the Commando Production Racer was developed by works rider/engineer Peter Williams and produced in very limited numbers for little more than one season, with a list price double that of other Commandos. The first Commando to be fitted with a disc front brake as standard, the Production Racer came with a tuned engine, clip-on handlebars, rear-set footrests and distinctive yellow glassfibre bodywork.

    According to marque specialists Norvil Motorcycle Company, the machine offered here, number '145183', is the last Norton Commando Production Racer produced (in June 1971). The machine comes with confirmation from the Norton Owners Club that it was dispatched to Appoloni Motorcycles in Naples, Italy on 12th December 1971. It was first road registered in 1972 in Catania, Sicily and is believed to be in largely original, un-restored condition. Offered with Italian libretto, Foglio Complementare and ASI papers, this rare Commando Production Racer would be a splendid addition to any collection of post-war Nortons.
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Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183
Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183
Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183
Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183
Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183
Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183
Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183
Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183
Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183
Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183
Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183
Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183
Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183
Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183
Norton Commando 745cc Production Racer 1971 Frame no. 145183 Engine no. 145183
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