Originally published in 2004 in the Haynes Great Bikes series, Norton Commando by Mick Duckworth was soon recognised as the definitive history of the Isolastic-framed twins made from 1968 to 1975. A celebration of the Commando in all its forms, it tells the fascinating story of the model's inception, development and life after production ended, with input from many important figures involved, some of whom are sadly no longer with us.
Continuing demand for the book after it went out of print prompted Andover Norton International Ltd and the author to make it available again. Although the new hardback just released under ANIL's imprint is substantially the same as the original, there are key changes. Content relating to the Commando's enduring presence as an eminently usable British Classic has been brought up to date, nuggests of newly available historic information have been added and some corrections made where necessary.