Norton 880 Commando Receives Modern Upgrades [Photo Gallery]
There is something about the older British bikes no other builds can replicate: maybe it's their unique road racing heritage, or maybe it's the iconic, classic motorcycle image which simply states how a real bike should look like.
Jeff's Norton got a nifty Ceracoat ceramic treatment for the frame, making sure it looks great and it maintains this impeccable look over time. The brakes have been upgraded with top-drawer Brembo calipers loaded on custom mounts, and Excel rims replaced the old ones.
The whole bike received a high-gloss varnish over the black paint with carbon fiber accents and golden pinstripes add a very pleasant contrast to the red anodized machined parts. Ohlins rear shocks are another nifty addition for increased on-road performance.
The engine has also been upgraded with J&E pistons and Kibblewhite valves, and a Falicon crank was also installed. One of the coolest custom jobs was the belt drive, setting the bike apart from most other builds. We totally dig Jeff Foster's Commando and we can see why it received so much praise in the One Moto show.
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