1972 Norton 750cc Commando Fastback Frame no. 202314 Engine no. 202314

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Lot 673
1972 Norton 750cc Commando Fastback
Registration no. EOG 34K Frame no. 202314 Engine no. 202314

Sold for £ 7,475 (US$ 10,282) inc. premium
1972 Norton 750cc Commando Fastback
Registration no. EOG 34K
Frame no. 202314
Engine no. 202314
The Commando's vibration-beating Isolastic frame enabled Norton Villiers to prolong the life of their ageing parallel twin. Launched in 1967, the Commando used the preceding Atlas model's 750cc engine and AMC gearbox, and was an instant hit with the motorcycling public, being voted MCN's 'Machine of the Year' for five consecutive years. It might have been a little down on top speed compared to rivals such as BSA-Triumph's 750cc triples and Honda's CB750 four, but the Commando more than made up for this minor deficiency with superior mid-range torque and steadier handling. The sole model available became the 'Fastback', so called because of its streamlined seat cowl, when the range was extended by the addition of a conventionally styled, 'S' version in 1969. Manufactured in December 1971, this Fastback was acquired by the current owner in 1977, at circa 5,000 miles, and imported into the UK from the USA in May 1993. It was originally built with a high-performance Combat-specification engine, which was completely rebuilt (at 10,300 miles) by Mick Hemmings and Jim Poole and is now fitted with standard 9.4:1 pistons. The machine has the following upgrades: Boyer electronic ignition; belt primary drive; Superblend main bearings; halogen headlight. We are advised that only 11,024 miles have been covered from new and that the Commando comes with its original Norton tool kit. Offered with a history file.

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1972 Norton 750cc Commando Fastback Frame no. 202314 Engine no. 202314
1972 Norton 750cc Commando Fastback Frame no. 202314 Engine no. 202314
1972 Norton 750cc Commando Fastback Frame no. 202314 Engine no. 202314
1972 Norton 750cc Commando Fastback Frame no. 202314 Engine no. 202314
1972 Norton 750cc Commando Fastback Frame no. 202314 Engine no. 202314
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