A long time ago in a land far away, the British made motorcycles. Then in the late 1970s, they didn't. Triumph was the first of the British marques to rise Phoenix-like from the ashes; now Norton and Royal Enfield are following suit – albeit on two separate paths.
In the late '60s-early '70s, the Norton Commando was Britain's only true superbike. With 750 cc of raw power and stunning good looks, the Commando represented the last gasp of a British motorcycle industry that was on life support until in 1977 the last Norton rolled off the assembly line as an 850 (actually 828 cc) Commando Mk III. To read the rest of the article: http://www.wheels.ca/Motorcycles/article/783389