June 2010 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Craig Bryant with his 1975 Norton Commando 850

Make: Norton
Model: Commando
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 850cc Twin
Transmission: 4 speed
Year: 1975
Owner: Craig Bryant
City: Anaheim

1975 Norton Commando 850

Congratulations to Craig Bryant of Anaheim for winning Bike of the Month with his 1975 Norton Commando 850. Craig had tough competition with two Ariels. He actually tied with Perry Owen's 1956 Ariel Square Four (Squariel) for first place and only beat Bruce Balla with his 1957 Ariel Square Four by one vote. Perry left a few minutes before the vote was counted, so the win went to Craig. Sorry Perry, that's just how it works...

Craig has owned this bike for 1 1/2 years. He purchased it off EBay from Denver Colorado. It was a basket case when he got it, barely running with many wrong and missing parts.

The bike now has new paint, rebuilt gauges, a new headlight bucket and OEM turn signals. He's been working on it the entire time he's owned it and considers it a work in progress.

Craig has been riding since 1965 and also rides a 2008 Honda Goldwing. As a retired HB Motor Officer, Craig has many miles under his belt.

See all the pictures in our June Gallery. Thank you Craig for bringing it to the meet.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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June 2010
1975 Norton Commando 850
May 2010
1963 Honda CL72
April 2010
1959 Ariel Square Four
March 2010
1939 Indian Sport Scout
February 2010
1963 Velocette Venom
January 2010
1968 Hodaka H100
December 2009
1969 Sears SR124
November 2009
1917 Indian Powerplus
October 2009
1935 Triumph T80
September 2009
1971 Norton Fastback 750
August 2009
1919 Indian Powerplus
July 2009
1972 Norton Combat
June 2009
1970 Triumph TR6
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