THE ACE / 001
1974 Norton Commando 850
We found this bike on a farm in Rimbey, Alberta. It ran, barely, and had a ton of attitude. We wanted to create a brat style tracker that you could ride around the city, or cruise through the rockies all the way to the coast. We only had one condition: maintain the soul of the classic design and feel that Norton had built 40 years ago. We made some major design changes to the shape and feel of the bike, but the spirit is all still there. We can only hope that the employees at Norton would be fighting each other to take it for a spin if it rolled onto the factory floor.
Photographed by Laughing Dog Photography