Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Commando sold for $8,000 with 16 bids on eBay.
The Norton Commando was an unexpected instant classic – starting in 1968, its first year of production, the Commando would earn Motorcycle of the Year honors from Motor Cycle News for five straight years. Here’s a first-year example that won 1st Place at the 1994 International Norton Owners Association Rally.
The bike was given a restoration, though it’s unclear as to when that happened. Over the years, the bike received Superblend bearings, Lucas Rita electronic ignition, an oil cooler, Amal carbs, and the frame was re-welded – first year bikes are known for having frame issues and the factory responded with modified frames from 1969 on. Recently, the bike got new tires, an amp meter, exhaust, new paint and badges, Caswell lining in the tank, new footpeg rubbers, and a lot of small parts.
Here’s a short start up and run video:
Find this restored Commando for sale in Cedar Falls, Iowa with bidding up to $5,250 and the reserve not yet met