This is a meticulously detailed history of the Norton Commando: its antecedents, how it came about, and year-by-year production changes, with detailed technical specifications and contemporary road test reports showing how the Command compared with its rivals. However, the history of the bike cannot be separated from the turbulent story of the company that built it. Unlike other Norton Commando books, this one also tells you how to buy one of these iconic bikes secondhand â?" all the pitfalls, what to look for, and what they are really like to live with. Whichever one you choose, it should be fast, agile and good looking ... on a twisty country road, the Commando is famed for its roadholding, and with information on clubs, websites, spares, and the latest modifications and upgrades, this book will help you get the bike you deserve. Featuring comprehensive appendices of facts, figures, contacts, technical specifiations (including correct colours for each year), engine/frame numbers, and road test performance figures, this is the definitive book of a bike that truly deserves the term 'classic.'
This book also includes expert advice on owning and maintaining one of these iconic bikes, as well as information on clubs, websites and spares.
Author: Peter Henshaw
Publisher: Veloce Publishing