Aye Laddie, it takes a special bloke to appreciate old British Iron, LOL. The Nortons, especially with the Dunstall "dustbin" fairing and race seat set up were fantastic looking and kicked butt during the late 50's and early 60's!! In the John Player British racing green colors, using the "Featherbed" frame, Norton whip up on the MZ Augusta's, Benillie's and Moto-Guzzi's of the time period but by the late 60's, the English domination of world level racing was ending!!
Bikes like the Honda six cylinder's came to races like the Isle of Mann and slowly took over from the British Dynasty! A Norton Commando in great shape,has a awsome sound coming from the Conti-Exhaust. Check out and see if you have a "Norton" club in or around your area and have your friend hook up with them. They will show him how to "awaken the beast" the Commando series was!
BJ Ondo, "Old Fart"
1980 GS1100E Suzuki
"The 1980's Hyabusa"