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.
|May 2018 Bike of the Month
Lee Barden with his 1972 Norton Commando 750
Model: Commando 750
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 750cc Twin
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Lee Barden
City: Redondo Beach
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. www.BardenElectric.com.
Thank you Lee for bringing your Norton for all of us to see. See all the photos in our May Gallery.
||Bike of the Month Gallery
Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.