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Norton - A History
Mick Woollett 
Paperback - 320 pages 
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 1855327007
 
Norton: The Racing Story
by Mick Walker
Hardcover from Crowood Pr

Norton Commando (Haynes Great Bikes)
by Mick Duckworth
Hardcover from Haynes Publishing
ISBN: 1844250210
 The Norton Commando is arguably Britains most well-developed twin-cylinder motorcycle. Launched in 1967, it was an outstanding sales success, both at home and overseas, and is still a practical means of transport today, with expert service and spares supply available.
Here is a detailed history and owners guide to this famous machine, including contemporary reaction to its launch, model changes, buying tips and technical specifications.

Norton Commando (The Essential Buyer's Guide)
by Peter Henshaw
Paperback from Veloce
ISBN: 1845842812
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursThere are lots of books about the Norton Commando; about its history, performance, lineage, and the minutiae of its specification. But none of them will tell you what to look for when buying one secondhand. That's what this book is about - it is a straightforward, practical guide to buying a used Commando. It doesn't list all the correct color combinations for each year, or analyze the bike's design philosophy, or consider its background as part of a troubled industry - there are excellent books listed at the end of this one that do all of that - but it will help you avoid buying a dud. Point by point, it takes the reader through everything that needs looking at when buying a Commando, plus spares prices, which is the best model to buy for your needs, and a look at auctions, restorations and paperwork.


Norton
by Mick Woollett
Paperback from Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760319847
 The Untouchable Norton is how racer Rem Fowler described his machine after winning the twin-cylinder class of the first TT in 1907. The company would use the phrase in advertising for the next 50 years. This book charts the history of one of the oldest marques in the world: both the glorious racing tradition and the production machines, from the first clip-on engines to the F1 rotary superbike. Interviews with those closely involved (including James Norton's daughter Grace, who kindly provided original documents and photographs reproduced here for the first time) make this the definitive account of a key contribution to motorcycle history.

Norton Commando Owners Workshop Manual: 750, 850. Thru 68 - 77
Norton Commando Owners Workshop Manual: 750, 850. Thru 68 - 77
by Haynes, J. R. Clew
Norton 745cc 1968-1969
Norton Fastback 1969-1973
Norton Roadster 1970-1973
Norton Hi-Rider 1971-1973
Norton Interstate 1972-1973
Norton 850 Roadster 1973-1977
Norton 850 Hi-Rider 1973-1975
Norton 850 Interstate 1973-
Paperback from Haynes Publishing
1980
 
Nortons 500 600 650 and 750 Twins 1951
by Rabone, Haynes 187
Paperback
ISBN: 0856961876
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Haynes Norton 500/600/650/750 Twins Repair Manual HMH187
Norton 88 1957-1963
Norton 88SS 1961-1966
Norton 77 1957-1959
Norton 99 1957-1966
Norton 99SS 1962-1966
Norton Sports Special 1962-1968
Norton Manxman 1962-1968
Norton Mercury 1968-1970
Norton Atlas 1963-1968
Norton G15 Matchless 1964-1967
Norton P11 1966-1967
Norton N15 1967
Norton Ranger P11A 1967-1968

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Norton Commando: The Complete Story (Crowood Motoclassic Series)
by Matthew Vale
Hardcover from Crowood Press
ISBN: 1847972381
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursThe Commando was the main bike in Norton's range from 1968, and was produced until the demise of Norton Villers Triumph in 1977. The bike featured the unique 'Isolastic' system that rubber-mounted the engine and protected the rider from the twin-cylinder's vibrations. The model range provided the rider with a choice of touring and sporting models, as well as offering special police machines and off-the-shelf production racers. Commandos feature strongly in today's classic scene, and offer excellent performance and spares availability, as well as a vast range of improvements and updated components. This book looks at the history and development of the Commando, gives the specifications and outlines the model changes, and also offers the riding experiences of past and present owners. In addition there is a blow-by-blow account of the author's restoration of a 1971 750cc model that had been re-imported into the UK from America needing a complete rebuild.


Norton : A Racing Legend
by Jim Reynolds
Hardcover - 96 pages 
Book Sales; ISBN: 0785803106
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Norton Motorcycles: From 1950 to 1986 (British Motor Cycles Since 1950)
by Steve Wilson
Hardcover from Patrick Stephens
ISBN: 1852605731

This work is one of three titles that are reissues of core material from Wilson's six volume PSL series on classic British motor cycles. It concentrates on the Norton marque, and aims to provide a "must have" purchase in the classic bike market where brand loyalty still exists. With new introductions, they incorporate company stories, model histories, and detailed year by year machine changes. The other titles covered in the series are Triumph and BSA motor cycles.

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The Manx Norton
by Mick Walker
Paperback from Redline Books
ISBN: 0954435796
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursThe most famous of all British racing motorcycles, with an ancestry dating back to the very dawn of the internal combustion engine, the 'cammy' Norton is inseparable from the era of British domination in motorcycle racing. It is linked with the legendary heroes of the sport, Jimmie Guthrie, Harold Daniell, Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Mike Hailwood and the age when Britain had the world's finest motorcycle industry. This revised edition of the definitive history contains additional material and traces the design, development, the leading riders and tuners. It presents a superb collection of photographs, many previously unpublished. The Manx Norton covers not only the Manx itself, but also features boardroom battles, Norton's early history, record breaking, sidecars, Formula 3 cars, scrambling (motocross); the Domiracer; racing at Daytona and today's classic scene.
 
Norton : The Complete History
Derek Magrath
Paperback - 160 pages (April )
Crowood Pr; ISBN: 1861260628
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Illustrated Norton Buyer's Guide: Model-By-Model Analysis of Post War Singles, Twins, Rotaries and Specials (Illustrated Buyer's Guide)
by Roy Bacon
Paperback from Motorbooks Intl
ISBN: 1855790041

Norton twins : the postwar 500, 600, 650, 750, 850 and lightweight twins
Roy Hunt Bacon
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NORTON MOTORCYCLES FACTORY WORKSHOP MANUAL 1957-1970
by Norton Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Paperback from Veloce Enterprises, Inc.
ISBN: 1588500691
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A faithful reproduction of the 1967 Floyd Clymer publication of the official factory Norton Workshop Twin Cylinder Manual for both the Lightweight and Heavyweight Twins. Models covered are the 250cc Jubilee (introduced in 1958) the 350cc Navigator (1960) and 400cc Electra (1963). Model 77, 88, 88SS, 99, 99SS, Sports Special, Manxman, Mercury, Atlas, G15, P11, N15, Ranger (P11A), which makes this manual appropriate for all Norton models that utilized this series of 500, 600, 650 and 750cc engines through the 1970 model year.//As expected from a factory publication this manual includes complete technical data, service and maintenance information and comprehensive detailed instructions for the repair and overhaul of all major and minor mechanical and electrical components, making it an invaluable resource for collectors and restorers of these classic Norton motorcycles.//There are separate sections that deal with the repair and overhaul procedures for the engine, transmission, wheels and brakes, front forks, frame and carburetor, plus an exhaustive Lucas electrical service section that includes test procedures for all the electronic components. With 74 illustrations to help explain the procedures this is a must have reference for any Norton enthusiast and would certainly assist in helping any potential purchaser better understand the inner workings prior to making a purchase of one of these classic motorcycles.//Out-of-print and unavailable for many years, this book is highly sought after on the secondary market and we are pleased to be able to offer this reproduction as a service to all Norton enthusiasts worldwide.

Illustrated Norton Buyer's Guide : Model-By-Model Analysis of Post War Singles, Twins, Rotaries and Specials
Motorbooks International
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Roy Bacon, Paperback, Published 1991
The Norton company built it's success on roadracing, and the postwar bikes were invariably singles ( Manx, International, 16H, and ES2) up until the introduction of the popular Dominator twins, which were developed as the Atlas and later the hugely successful Commando, of which there were numerous variants.
Roy Bacon continues to justify his reputation as a writer of informative, accurate and entertaining motorcycle literature with this book on the Norton marque which is crammed with all the facts and figures, charts and data, photos and illustrations one could possibly need in ascertaining the heritage and originality of any of the wonderful machines the Norton Company has produced in it's long and often glorious career.

Norton Twin Restoration
Roy Bacon
An essential addition to the Norton enthusiasts collection, 
this guide to the renovation, restoration and development history the post-war Norton Twins includes information on the Commando, Featherbed, Dominator and Jubilee series. 
This comprehensive book informs the reader on such subjects as parts recognition, performance modifications, and maintenance.
Paperback, Published Osprey 1987
ISBN: 0850457084
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