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Barber's Best

A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.


1975 Norton Commando MK 3

1975 Norton Commando MK 3

1975 Norton Commando MK 3

Country: Great Britain
Engine: Air-cooled, vertical twin 4-stroke
Power Rating: 60bhp @ 6,500rpm
Bore x Stroke: 77 x 89mm
Displacement: 828cc
Valves: Overhead, pushrod-activated
Fuel System: Twin Amal concentris 32mm carburetors
Transmission: 4-speed
Suspension: Front Norton Roadholder telescopic fork, rear twin shock
Brakes: Front and rear Norton-Lockhead single disc
Weight: 515lb.
Top Speed: 115mph

1975 Norton Commando MK 3

This was the final version of the Norton Commando, identified by the left foot shifter, electric start and disc rear brake. This classic motorcycle is brand new, discovered in a closed-up store in Mississippi. The 6-gallon gas tank, in Norton racing colors of silver-gray with black and red lining, and the long seat show that this machine is to "Interstate" specs.

Norton Commando MK 3