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Norton Commando: books - history and technology

A book on the Norton Commando? Explore here our selection of illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Norton motorcycles.

Norton Commando - Brooklands Ultimate Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Norton Commando motorcycles. Describes the Norton Commando S, SS, Production Racer, Roadster, Fastback, Dunstall 810, 850, Interstate, Mk 2A, John Player Special and Mk3.

  • The 49 articles, taken from contemporary British and American motorcycle magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:208 pages, 27 x 20 x 1.1 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:300 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2001)
Book: Norton Commando - Brooklands Ultimate Portfolio

Norton Commando

Language: English

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Norton Commando - Mk I, Mk II, Mk IIA, Mk III, Mk IV and Mk V (1968-1978) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

There are lots of books about the Norton Commando; about its history, performance, lineage, and the minutiae of its specification. But none of them will tell you what to look for when buying one secondhand.
That's what this book is about - it is a straightforward, practical guide to buying a used Commando.
It doesn't list all the correct colour combinations for each year, or analyse the bike's design philosophy, or consider its background as part of a troubled industry - there are excellent books listed at the end of this one that do all of that - but it will help you avoid buying a dud.

Point by point, it takes the reader through everything that needs looking at when buying a Commando, plus spares prices, which is the best model to buy for your needs, and a look at auctions, restorations and paperwork.
The last of the 'classic' Nortons, the Commando remains a collector's item, and many have been saved, restored and ridden - this book tells the reader how to be part of its ongoing story.

Models: Norton Commando Mk I, Mk II, Mk IIA, Mk III, Mk IV and Mk V built between 1968 and 1978.

Author:Peter Henshaw
Specs:64 pages, 19.5 x 14 cm / 7.7 x 5.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:101 colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2019)
Series:The Essential Buyer's Guide
Book: Norton Commando - Mk I, Mk II, Mk IIA, Mk III, Mk IV and Mk V (1968-1978) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Norton Commando - Mk I, Mk II, Mk IIA, Mk III, Mk IV and Mk V (1968-1978)

Language: English

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The Norton Commando Bible - All Models 1968 to 1978

A detailed history of the Norton Commando: its antecedents, development, and year-by-year production changes, including the turbulent story of the company that built it, bringing the story right up to the present day.
This book also includes expert advice on owning and maintaining one of these iconic bikes, as well as information on clubs, websites and spares.

Featuring great colour photos, including original advertising material, and comprehensive appendices of facts, figures, contacts, technical specifications, engine/frame numbers, and road test performance figures, this is the definitive book of a bike that truly deserves the term 'classic.'

  • Year-by-year details of all production changes
  • The complete history of the brand and the bike
  • An invaluable guide to originality for restorers
  • Detailed technical specifications
  • Useful contacts - clubs, parts suppliers, restorers.
Author:Peter Henshaw
Specs:144 pages, 25 x 21 x 1.5 cm / 9.8 x 8.25 x 0.59 in, paperback
Illustrations:163 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2021)
Book: The Norton Commando Bible - All Models 1968 to 1978

The Norton Commando Bible - All Models 1968 to 1978

Language: English

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The Book of the Norton - All SV & OHV Single Cylinder Models (1938-1956)

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The Book of the Norton O.H.V. Singles (1955-1963) - Model 19, ES2 & Model 50

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Years: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978


Last update:20-04-2024