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1974 Norton Commando 850 Street Tracker

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What does a cup of tea, Bangers and Mash, and Prince Williams's coke habits have in common?  A brief history of the Norton Commando is as follows.  It was originally in production for 10 years from 1967 - 1977 and during that time it won numerous number Motorcycle of the Year awards.  30 years later and after a number of legal battles were fought the Norton Commando was manufactured once again. However unlike a number of historic brands which had shifted manufacturing locations offshore.  Rather than let it go All to Pot (down the drain), the new owner said Bollocks (nonsense) to that and Norton remained where it's roots lay by keeping it's original British heritage. Now about the build, found in a barn in Rimbey, Alberta, Federal Moto wanted to keep the history Norton Commando alive with a simple design brief. " We wanted to create a brat style tracker that you could ride around the city, or cruise through the rockies all the way to the coast. We o