Post Sale Update: This Commando sold for $11,215.55 after 24 bids on eBay in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The seller of this bike acquired it 13 years ago as “a clap trap pile of parts”. Over the last decade and change he has brought it back to life and collected nearly 20 awards and 3 Best-in-Show honors in the process. Now it’s time for someone new to serve as caretaker to this customized Norton.
Highlights of the work include a motor rebuilt by Bob Goodpaster, a Colorado Norton Works electric starter conversion, Mikuni carb, 750SS high pipes, electronic ignition conversion, Norton peashooter pipes, hydraulic clutch, detabbed frame, TA Baker aluminum fuel tank, gloss black repaint, Woodcraft clipons, Motogadget switchgear, Smith electronic gauges, Progressive shocks, front disc brake conversion…the list goes on and on and I like almost all of it.
The seller also includes an explanation in the listing that I feel is worth sharing here: “I’ve owned this bike for several years. And about every five years I do something different. It used to be silver. Before that it was green with a Corbin seat. As my tastes change so does the bike. But now at this age I’m just not able to ride this bike the way it should be ridden. If I want to be in the race position I want to be on a race bike and not out on the street. I find myself grabbing the Zero or the Mk3 Ducati to get around town and rarely the Norton or the other bikes of mine with clip-ons. So after a lot of hemming and hawing I decided to sell it off. I am sure there will be feelings of regret but I’ve thought about this a long time and I genuinely believe it’s time for the Norton to go to a new home. I’m so convinced of this that I’ve decided to sell this bike as a no reserve. What it sells for it sells for. It doesn’t matter what the final sell price will be it won’t be the dollar amount I have in the bike. But so what. That was never the point. This goes deeper than money. It’s the pride of doing something well and enjoying it. Now it’s your time to enjoy it.”
If that’s got you excited, find this Commando for sale in Indianapolis, Indiana with bidding up to $6,100