This iconic and immaculate Triumph Trident T160 was manufactured in December 1975 and registered new, much later, in September 1979. This is all confirmed by a heritage certificate sourced from the factory archives. It is not uncommon for these bikes to be registered much later as there was an over-supply manufactured in the first year of production, which took time to sell. During the mid-seventies the Honda CB750 particularly at this level of machine, along with other Japanese bikes, quickly became a more popular choice, all of this adding to the woes and final demise of the British motorcycle industry.
This example has the all-important matching numbers along with a massive history file stretching all the way back to when it was new. It also comes with a plethora of spare bits and pieces and a workshop manual. The bike is a credit to its previous enthusiast owner who had the bike looked after and prepared by a marque specialist. It really is a truly wonderful motorcycle and a joy to ride.
It has the benefit of a five-speed gearbox, electric start and the period upgrade of twin front brake discs means it is a very capable machine on modern roads. Fully serviced and on the button, it runs and rides faultlessly. These bikes are a fast-appreciating asset, highly collectable and among the last of the best of British machines manufactured by Norton Villiers Triumph.
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Norton Commando 750
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This is a matching numbers 1969 Norton Commando 750. It has been professionally restored to be useable on modern roads.
It has the essential addition of period style indicators and as the brief was to build a bike for touring Europe it has a long range tank from the Interstate model. It also has electronic ignition and to improve handling it has uprated shock absorbers and a steering damper. It has a PW3 Camshaft, a belt primary and it has stainless steel rims and spokes. It starts first kick and rides superbly. It is a credit to the talented gentleman who rebuilt this bike with love and care.
The Norton Commando is a British Norton-Villiers motorcycle with an OHV pre-unit parallel-twin engine, produced by the Norton Motorcycle company from 1967 until 1977. Initially having a nominal 750 cc displacement, in 1973 it became an 850 cc.
During its ten years of production, the Commando was popular all over the world. In the United Kingdom it won the Motor Cycle News “Machine of the Year” award for five successive years from 1968 to 1972.