In 1967, in order to relaunch the sales on a rapidly changed two-wheeler market, the Norton Motorcycle Company introduced its new motorcycle: the Norton Commando. The Commando adopted a parallel twin-cylinder 750cc engine with two valves per cylinder. Compared to the previous British engines it was characterized by the higher displacement and the tilted forward cylinders. The use of the Isolastic antivibration system provided an impressive increase in the riding comfort. The Norton Commando replaced the outdated Atlas and obtained immediately a very good commercial success. It became very popular and well-known all over the World. In the United Kingdom, it won the Motor Cycle News “Machine of the Year” award for five successive years from 1968 to 1972. Particularly appreciated the modern and innovative shape, for those time, as the design of fuel tank, handlebar and back cover.