Craig Bryant with his 1975 Norton Commando 850
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 850cc Twin
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Craig Bryant
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.