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No-nonsense, straightforward guide to buying a Commando
The reality of living with a Norton Commando
Relative value of each model
Detailed, step-by-step guide points to look for
Facts & figures
Restore, or pay more to start with?
Problems that arise from lack of use
Useful contacts clubs, parts suppliers, restorers
STOP! Dont buy a Commando without buying this book first! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the authors years of experience, learn how to spot a bad Norton Commando quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a true professional. Get the right bike at the right price!
Packed with good advice from running costs, paperwork, vital statistics, valuation and the Commando community, right through to whether your Commando will fit in your garage and indeed, with your lifestyle? This is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying the Commando of your dreams.
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 covered: Norton Commando 750 Fastback 750 S type 750 Roadster 750 SS 750 Hi-Rider 750 Interstate 850 Roadster 850 Interstate 850 Hi-Rider C850 John Player