1973 Norton 750 Commando

Auction Completed

Sold for $3750



6 Bids placed

Technical Features

Motorcycle Make



750 Commando






Item Location

Bakersfield CA


I have decided to sell the last few motorcycles that I own. I have very reluctantly decided to sell my 1973 Norton Commando. This is one of the last of the true British big twin motorcycles to shift (properly) on the right side. This is a STEEL TANK bike with plastic side covers. I'm sure we've all said this, or at least read this in any number of auctions, but I had big plans for this bike. It deserves a very loving and sympathetic restoration. As seen in the photo gallery, it has aged wonderfully. It is worn in all of the right places and in all the right ways. The only history that came with this bike was from the original owner himself. He was a young engineer when he purchased this bike. It was used for daily commutes to his college courses in Colorado. He managed to rack up just over 22k miles in all, but barring the harsh Colorado winters, he rode it everywhere. As an engineer, he was very fastidious with its maintenance and needed repairs over the years. This pride of ownership shows through on every surface of the bike. Now, I am a "Norton guy" so I am very familiar with these bikes. I will not tell you that it is road ready. It is not. It does run, and run very well. Great compression, and a healthy engine. They guys at Motoauct shot a short video of the bike that can be seen on their Instagram page. Some issues that I know for sure will need addressing before I'd feel safe riding: Tires. Of course, tires. The front brake is full of fluid, but the master cylinder internals have perished. Rear isolastic is in need of either replacement or adjustment. I have done neither. Carbs could use a cleaning and the air cleaner is off. (included) All of the electrics work as they should. Hi/low beam, turn signals, and pilot lights and brake light are all functional. As I said, sympathetic. There is a very heavy box filled with extra parts and tools, and factory service manuals that accompany the sale. The reserve reflects the needed work for the bike, and is very fair indeed. This bike is titled. Bid with confidence and ask as many questions as needed to feel comfortable with this sale.


$3750 bid placed by lcrken
$3600 bid placed by Goodfromfar
$3500 bid placed by lcrken
$3000 bid placed by Goodfromfar
$2500 bid placed by lcrken
$1650 bid placed by lcrken


3 Recent Comments

  • BobbyJoe This bike has the Combat engine? MkV engine with the improved crank bearings probably, since it's a '73 ? The rear frame loop seems to be angled down in the rear. Any comments on that? The seat seems to sit a bit high in the rear? Has work been done to the seat pan? Nice bike. Looks like a great starting point for a refurb or resto with a nice stock machine.
  • Good morning and thanks for your interest in my Commando. You are correct in that the bike has the larger (steel) tank. The bike also has the side covers, seat, exhaust silencers and I think battery tray that all make this bike an Interstate. Hopefully this helps. Please let me know if you have additional questions or comments. Thanks for looking. Have a good day. Respectfully, Joe
  • Does that big tank make it an Interstate Commando?