Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Norton Fastback

The first iteration of the Norton Commando (the Fastback) is the one I like best. Styling was by David Bristow of Wolff Olins, a London design agency who also was also redoing the Norton corporate identity. The strong horizontal lines echoed Rickman styling of the day with the tail piece incorporating the Lucas taillight. The distinctive front contours of the seat extending into the tank was a variation on the traditional knee grip but wasn't popular. 

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