Thursday, March 26, 2020

Last of the Featherbeds

The Featherbed frame was introduced 1950, the first road going bike to use it was the Dominator 88 500 twin in 1953. Norton enlarged the twin to 745cc in 1961 and the Atlas was born. The line continued through the sixties and although the parent company, AMC, went bankrupt in 1968, the model survived the rationalizations of the new administration. 
When the Isolastic-frame 750 Commando was introduced in 1968, the old Featherbed Atlas continued along side but the success of the new Commando killed it for 1969.

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