My New Toy – 1973 Norton 850 Commando Interstate

July 7, 2009

Hopefully I’ll get this girl shipped out to New York soon. She’s AMAZING and will be fun to ride after a little TLC!

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The Interstate tank is sweet!

The Interstate tank is sweet!

Made in England!

Made in England!

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7 Responses to “My New Toy – 1973 Norton 850 Commando Interstate”

  1. MrRay said

    I must say that I am a jealous fan. You are a lucky sun of a gun. But I must say you do not plan to ride it back east?


  2. Dan Baker said

    I bought a 1973 850 Interstate Commando new when I was in the U.S. Navy. I paid $1800.00 for it! It was blue and engine # was 304288. I later had twin carbs removed and a single 34mm. Mccuni [sp] carb installed by a San Diego motorcycle mechanic by the name of Sonny Angel of National City Ca. He also polished and ported the heads. It provided a great increase in power. Good riding..Dan

    • Hey Dan,

      awesome! $1800 is a deal. I’m looking forward to getting out on her the next time I’m out in LA around the holidays. The interstate tanks are getting harder and harder to find. This bike was a gift from my father in law.


  3. Fred Watz said

    Dan Baker: I think your Interstate is still at Sonny Angel’s.I was at Sonny’s this weekend and there’s a blue 850 Interstate there Sonny’s brother said has been there 28 years saying the owner left it for repairs but never picked it up.

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