Old Britts

Norton Commando Gold Portfolio

1968 to 1977

By R. M. Clarke

This series is made up of 48 articles including road test, technical information, plus articles on touring, racing, and D.I.Y. subjects drawn from British, American and Australian motorcycling journals of the period. Each is soft bound, 8"; x 10 3/4"; 172 pages, approximately 250 black & white illustrations

In this book are the following articles:

Commando: The Smoothest Big Twin I've Ridden, Motorcycle Sport - July 1968
Commando: Road Test, Motorcycle Mechanics - Aug. 1968
Norton Commando: Road Test, Cycle World - Sept. 1968
Norton 745 Commando, Motorcycle Sport - Aug. 1969
Norton Commando: Engine Analysis, Motorcycle Mechanics - Sept. 1969
Norton 750cc Commando: Road Test, Cycle - Sept 1969
It's the Rugged One! - Commando 'S': Road Test, Motorcycle Mechanics - Dec 1969
Norton Commando Production Racer: Road Test, Cycle World - Dec 1969
Norton Commando, Motorcycle Sport - Jan 1970
Norton 750 Commando Fastback: Road Test, Cycle World - Mar 1971
Norton 750 Commando Street Racer, Cycle - Jan 1971
Thunder Twin Commando SS: Road Test, Cycle Guide - Sept 1971
Norton 750cc Commando Roadster: Road Test, Cycle - Mar 1971
Quicker Commando ! Motorcycle Mechanics - Feb 1972
Norton Commando 850 Interstate: Road Test, Cycle World - May 1972
Norton Interstate: Road Test, Motorcycle Mechanics - Sept 1972
Norton 750 Interstate, Motorcyclist - Sept 1972
Freeway Flier 750 Roadster: Road Test, Cycle Guide - Sept 1972
Norton 850 Commando: Road Test, Cycle - June 1973
Nortons's Bigster, Motorcyclist Illustrated - Sept 1973
Big Bore Blast Off! Road Test, Motorcycle Mechanics June 1973
The New Big Norton, Motorcycle Sport - April 1973
Norton Commando Rebuild, Motorcycle Mechanics - Nov 1973
Norton Commando 850 Interstate: Road Test, Cycle Australia - Nov 1973
Norton Commando: 25,000miles on, Motorcyclist illustrated - Apr 1974
Catch the 850 - Mk 2A: Road Test, Motorcycle Mechanics - Jan 1974
Triplex Troubles? Motorcycle Mechanics - July 1974
Some Facts About Commandos, Motorcyclist illustrated - July 1974
Norton Interstate, Motorcycle Sport - Nov 1974
Norton 850 John Player Special: Cycle Test, Cycle - Dec 1975
Norton Commando Mk 3: 10,000 km Test, Motorcycling Monthly - Nov 1975
The Cleancut Commando, Two Wheels - Oct 1975
Norton 850 Commando: Road Test, Cycle World - Dec 1975
Norton Commando Mk 3 Motorcycling Monthly - Dec 1975
An Era on Eclipse, Two Wheels - Apr 1977
Should the Commando Die? Norton Commando Mk 3 and Honda CB750 K7 Comparison Test, Bike - Oct 1977
Long Distance Information, Classic Mechanics - Dec 1984
Commanding Respect: Classic Test, Classic Bike - May 1985
Superbrits - 750cc Norton Commando Roadster and Triumph Trident T15OV Comparison Test, Classic Bike May - 1988
The Final Innings, The Classic Motor Cycle - Feb 1987


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