May 2018 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Lee Barden with his 1972 Norton Commando 750

Make: Norton
Model: Commando 750
Year: 1972
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 750cc Twin
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Lee Barden
City: Redondo Beach

1972 Norton Commando 750

Congratulations to Lee Barden of Redondo Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1972 Norton Commando 750. Lee won a trophy provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

Lee started coming to our meet after he purchased his Commando in July 2016 from Andy Boone. Andy was a the Bike of the Month winner in February 2016 with his 1980 Harley Davidson XR750.

The bike was in the same condition when he bought it from Andy. From the first ride, he knew he wanted to have it. The restoration was done by Tim McIntyre of Lake Elsinore.

Tim also restored Bruce Fickling's 1972 Norton 750 Commando Fastback, Bike of the Month August 2017.

Lee is an Electrical Contractor in Redondo Beach and runs Barden Electric, Inc.

Thank you Lee for bringing your Norton for all of us to see. See all the photos in our May Gallery.
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.

Bike of the Month Gallery
Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.
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May 2018
1972 Norton Commando 750
April 2018
1953 MV Agusta Supersport 125
March 2018
1973 Honda CB750 four
February 2018
1966 BMW R60/2
January 2018
1929 BMW R63
December 2017
1934 Moto Guzzi GT16
November 2017
1979 Yamaha XS650 Special
October 2017
1940 Indian Sport Scout FT Racer
September 2017
1951 Ariel Square 4
August 2017
1972 Norton 750 Commando Fastback
July 2017
1944 Indian Chief
June 2017
1934 Harley Davidson VLD
May 2017
1972 Triumph T100C
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