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Sam Loveridge  says:

Classic Norton Commando flies flag for St George

Built entirely from new parts, this bespoke Norton Commando is the product of a partnership between Northampton Norton specialist Mick Hemmings and deeply patriotic customer Nick Gosse. Hemmings spent nearly a year building the red and white tribute, the first in a series of vehicles Gosse has planned that exemplify the “iconic image of the ‘spirit of St. George’”. The...

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weejeemy

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weejeemy says:

Classic Norton

Cracking looking Norton. Apart from the paint job.

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

I agree its a great looking bike but the 'messy' paint job lets it down.

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Has anyone actually seen one of these on the road yet? I hope Norton have more models with different engines in the pipeline or its going to have a short life. With all the backing and money from John Bloor, it was over 10 years before a re-launched Triumph company started making a profit. Can Norton afford to do that, considering their ambition to go into Moto GP as well. They must have some massive backing from very understanding people considering the economic climate!

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955nsim

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955nsim says:

bit confused ???

Hi Satnavsteve..I'm a bit confused about your comment,as this is an old Commando..and nothing to do with the new Norton concern!? I agree with some of your concerns with the new Norton set-up though.I really hope that they have another engine lined up pretty soon,because interest in the new Commando is only from a very small minority of the buying public,due to price and availability problems..and limited performance compared to any bikes of the same capacity.I wish Norton all the success that they get and hope that they can get properly up to speed,with production and a reasonable income stream..nostalgia will only get them so far..the very best of luck to them though!

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

955nsim!

Sorry, you are dead right. I didn't read the story properly. Its just that I keep seeing storys about the new Norton and assumed wrongly that it was just that. I need to be more observant next time rather than look silly. I stand by what I said about the new Norton though. I wish them all the best as it would be great to see another famous mark resurrected but I think its going to be another Hesketh!

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brutale r

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brutale r says:

nice but

im a norton man through n through

its nothing new  belt primary drive been about for yrs

mick hemmings has been   doing that engine stuff for yrs he used to do my nortons in the 70s

why no put discs on it rather than drum  basicicly its a rebuilt norton 750 or 850 no mention wyth a tattoo paint job

 i would buy the bike tomozz if i could but # 1 thing would be get rid of the tattoo on the tank

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

If you are a Norton man through and through, why the MV nickname?

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