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30th of January 2005 (Sun), 08:04
This and many other photos were taken at a classic bike race held at Zwartkops raceway outside Pretoria, South Africa.
Canon EOS 1Dmk2 with 100-400L IS lens
30th of January 2005 (Sun), 08:46
It looks like a pre-'71 Commando (perhaps indicated by his number) with Dunstall add-ons (clip-ons, front fender, exhausts, tank/seat & side covers). I have a '71 Roadster so I have a special fondness for Nortons.
30th of January 2005 (Sun), 10:08
Thanks ! Yes you are right, it is a 1968 model. I would love one ! I have a collection of bikes but nothings as old as this, the oldest being a 1977 BMW R100S.
Other Nortons at the race included a 1962 Atlas, 1952 Manx, 1953 ES 2 and 1956 40M Manx.
For more historic bike photos check here (http://rudix.servepics.com/Historic_Bikes/index.htm)
Happy shooting and riding !
30th of January 2005 (Sun), 10:43
Thanks for the link. I started to run through it, but I think I'll save it until after I shovel the snow that came down overnight. Just what I need on a cold winter day, and an incentive to get it done quickly.
30th of January 2005 (Sun), 10:50
Hope you enjoy the photos, good luck with the snow, funny to think of snow sitting here in the heat !
I love these old bikes, I do a bit of racing myself but on a lot more modern stuff, currently I ride a Yamaha R1 but I think a change of pace would be great.
28th of June 2010 (Mon), 17:32
Did you know there is someone Making Norton Commandos to Norton specs once again?
28th of June 2010 (Mon), 17:37
Norton was always my dream bike...
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