Matt Smith and vintage Brit bike restorer at Quaker City City Motor Works & Smoke and Throttle, has joined forces with some very impressive talent– avid motorcycle collector and racer John Lawless, ex-dirt bike racer and experienced filmmaker Ed Buffman, and former director and editor at NBC Shel Brown. The result is this great little trailer for a television show being pitched that Matt would host, called– “Retro Moto”. I’m really excited about it because it’s exactly the kind of show I’d want to watch– all about classic bikes, their history, and the people who love to ride ‘em. Check it out after the jump and let us know what you think.
The Norton Commando is a British motorcycle with an ohv pre-unit parallel twin engine, launched by the Norton Motorcycle company in 1967. Initially a nominal 750 cc displacement, actually 745 cc (45.5 cu in), in 1973 it became an 850 cc, actually 828 cc (50.5 cu in).
During its ten years in production, the Commando was popular all over the world. In the United Kingdom it won the MCN “Machine of the Year” award for five successive years from 1968-1972. Given that its engine was an old pre-unit design, even Norton’s chairman, Dennis Poore, expressed surprise at the Commando’s remarkable success.
A Beautifully shot Cafe racer video shot for Parachute Youth. It is a great view into the global love that is shown for ride culture all over the world. No matter who you are or what your resources are we all love to ride..