For the last time, Norton soared to greatness and created a true superbike in 1967 with the Norton Commando 750 Roadster. Oh, if the English had known back then how many dreams this motorcycle held.
Presented at the Earls Court Motorcycle Show in 1967, the Commando featured a modern design and a completely redesigned center tube chassis. To protect the rider and frame from the vibrations, the entire unit consisting of engine, transmission and rear suspension was elastically mounted in the frame. The «Isolastic» suspension allowed movements in the longitudinal plane of the motorcycle through rubber elements, while movements in the transverse direction were prevented by arrangements of steel and Teflon discs to achieve a stable chassis.