1970 Norton Commando 750 Short-Stroke Production Racer Classic…

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1970 Norton Commando 750 Production Racer

Posted on 3, 2014 by tad

The rakish Norton epitomizes everything that love about classic motorcycles: they’re sporty to handsome to look at, and very in both the good and bad meanings by that term. These sportbikes are durable and reward owners with character and but famously require careful attention: weekend tinkering is all of the experience although, unlike of the more obscure bikes featured here, maintenance and parts are readily available.

Introduced in 1967 and displacing with pre-unit construction was rather unimpressive in specification, the proved to be popular and successful on track, and in the press. The Commando’s leaned-over engine was largely an change from the earlier fitted to the Atlas, although also claimed an improved of gravity and increased space for and airbox.

More revolutionary was the “Isolastic” frame that a system of rubber mounts to the significant vibrations of the parallel-twin While effective, the system require careful set up [see under “weekend tinkering”] for performance: too little movement and you as well rigidly mount the too much and you get sloppy handling.

When properly adjusted, the gave excellent handling and but vibrations still plagued the throughout its production run, everything attached to the engine was subject to significant stress: all of the about parts vibrating cracking, and falling off apply

This one appears to be well and features a number of very period-appropriate modifications. The seller a pretty comprehensive list of the that’s gone into it. the original eBay listing: Norton Commando Short Production Racer

This Norton was built a 1970 title and frame. It has a new old stock 750 short … 80.5mm … 77mm Has a new Quaife reinforced shell 5 all new bearing. New kickstart shaft. is straight up rare original. a featherbed) New inner cover.

R Engine has all the rare parts RH7 with 9/32 in stem valves. Nimonic ex valves. New rockers and rocker spindles. by Omega, steel rods, new Hi pro cam.

New lifters. New bearings. Carbs are new Mk2 with cable operated not the Mickey Mouse on/off All new lines and cables. New Doherty throttle smith drive.

Norton Cafe Racer 750
Norton Cafe Racer 750

were rebuilt and are both on. New inst cables. (Norton has gone 25 miles) no leaks..

the British biking industry on hard times in the 70’s and Norton was one of the victims and, in of various attempts to resuscitate remain in limbo. A shame, the resurgence of the modern classics by Triumph, Ducati, and others. there’s room for one more?

Update! One of our readers wrote in the following bit of information about machine:

FYI – This Norton is Ron Fraturelli, one of the best Norton in the

country who was a Norton dealer and bike builder back in the

Thanks for the information!

Norton Cafe Racer 750
Norton Cafe Racer 750
Norton Cafe Racer 750
Norton Cafe Racer 750
Norton Cafe Racer 750
Norton Cafe Racer 750
Norton Cafe Racer 750
Norton Cafe Racer 750

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