The Custom Seeley Norton Commando 1007 By NYC Norton

Charlie Cummings goes all out on a Seeley Norton Commando

The 1007’s engine is a custom Norton Commando Big Bore (1,007cc) with reinforced crankcases, custom through-bolt barrels, and ported head.Michael Lichter Photography

It's no secret that NYC Norton knows how to build successful classic championship-winning racing bikes, and parlaying those skills into the pinnacle of streetfighters was an obvious move. For this Seeley Norton Commando 1007, commissioned by fellow classic racer John Magyar, all the conventions of a Norton Commando streetbike were tossed into the blender by us here at the shop.

The output from that mixture is a master recipe for mayhem. Marrying the light and nimble Seeley racing chassis with the ultimate Norton twin motor, weighing in at a paltry 300 pounds and putting out close to 100 hp at the rear wheel, the 1007 is a wolf in wolf's clothing. This is not your father’s Norton by any stretch of the imagination.

With the 1007 now a dominating Seeley streetbike, NYC Norton has done even more builds inspired by this machine in a myriad of displacement configurations. The proof is in the pudding, and the eating is good.

The transmission is a TT Industries magnesium extra HD five-speed.Michael Lichter Photography
In true racer fashion, saddlery was kept to a minimum.Michael Lichter Photography
A silicone bronze-welded 1968-spec Seeley MK2 chassis, made from T45 chrome-moly, houses the Norton engine.Michael Lichter Photography
Rearset pegs were almost a no-brainer.Michael Lichter Photography
For stopping power, the 1007 packs period-correct racing rotors with AP Racing calipers.Michael Lichter Photography
NYC Norton makes its own custom fork yokes, and as you’d expect the 1007 carries a set.Michael Lichter Photography
That 2-into-1 custom exhaust looks like it means business.Michael Lichter Photography