Packed with good advice from running costs, paperwork, vital statistics, valuation and the Commando community, right through to whether your Commando will fit in your garage and indeed, with your lifestyle? This is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying the Commando of your dreams.
There are lots of books about the Norton Commando; about its history, performance, lineage, and the minutiae of its specification. But none of them will tell you what to look for when buying one secondhand. That’s what this book is about – it is a straightforward, practical guide to buying a used Commando. It doesn’t list all the correct colour combinations for each year, or analyse the bike’s design philosophy, or consider its background as part of a troubled industry – there are excellent books listed at the end of this one that do all of that – but it will help you avoid buying a dud. Point by point, it takes the reader through everything that needs looking at when buying a Commando, plus spares prices, which is the best model to buy for your needs, and a look at auctions, restorations and paperwork
The last of the ‘classic’ Nortons, the Commando remains a collector’s item, and many have been saved, restored and ridden – this book tells the reader how to be part of its ongoing story.
• No-nonsense, straightforward guide to buying a Commando
• The reality of living with a Norton Commando
• Relative value of each model
• Detailed, step-by-step guide – points to look for
• Spares prices
• Auction guide
• Facts & figures
• Restore, or pay more to start with?
• Problems that arise from lack of use
• Useful contacts – clubs, parts suppliers, restorers