When the new Norton Commando was unveiled in 1968 it was truly revolutionary. Equipped with the old 750cc. Atlas parallel two-cylinder engine, it featured a new frame with elastic motor attachments, called “Isolastic”, that were meant to reduce the vibrations of the Commando engine. The light and agile Norton Commando were immediately adopted in the races for production motorcycles, and a small Commando racing series was produced. This resulted was the Norton Commando Production Racer, better known as the “PR”. A little more than 100 models were produced in 3 years as of 1970 and they represented the alternative to the fast Triumph Trident and Laverda SFC in the Production races. Unfortunately the fragility of the high compression “Combat” engine meant that it was not to be an outright winner, but it did receive plaudits. Characterized by the distinctive yellow colour, which enabled it to be spotted from a distance, today the Norton Commando “PR” is one of the rarest and most sought after motorcycles by collectors worldwide. The model on display is from the first series and is characterized by the “cigar” silencers and trapezoidal side panels.

Years: 1970 – 1973
Production: 119
Design: Norton Style Centre
Provenience: CMM Collezione Motociclistica Milanese


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