Norton motorcycle dating
The Records Officer can also retrieve information about a machine from the Norton Factory Records, either confirming the identity of a Norton or providing a certificate showing the information about the machine.
This 1955 Norton was completely restored by its owner. Continue reading Norton Commando 850 – 1975 Year: 1975 Manufacturer: Norton Model: Commando Colour: Red Engine Size: 850 Drive Type: Chain Start Type: Combo Restored 1975 Norton Commando Motorcycle. Continue reading Norton Commando – 1974 Year: 1974 Make: Norton Model: Commando Engine Size: 850 Colour: Red Drive Type: Chain Start Type: Combo Restored 1974 Norton Commando 850 Motorcycle.
Bikes made on a contract date in one year could very well have been delivered the next year.
I added the most likely manufacturing year without pretending to know it exactly!
On later contracts it is not clear if the spare Frame numbers were consequetive with the contract M/C's. It may also indicate to a number of parts made but never used for any bikes, dumped on the market after the war.
Dating the bikes based on the contract numbers is a tricky issue.