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If you want to change a year of manufacture on a vehicle already registered with the DVLA, you need to supply the DVLA with an extract from the manufacturers records or Glasses Motor Cycle check book, please contact the library for more information.
For more information you Contact the DVLA on 0300 7906802.
Your vehicle will be issued with a new VIN number, the year of manufacture will be based on the latest datable component. Please see DVLA INF26 leaflet explain how to register kit cars and rebuilt or radically altered vehicles.
If you have built your motorcycle using a mixture of new and used components, you will be issued a Q registration number.
The revolutionary part of the Commando, compared to earlier Norton models, was the award-winning frame developed by former Rolls-Royce engineer Dr. He believed the classic Norton Featherbed frame design went against all engineering principles, so Bauer designed his frame around a single 2.25 in (57 mm) top tube.
Bauer tried to free the Commando from classic twin vibration problems, which had severely increased as the volume of the basic engine design expanded from the 500 cc of Edward Turner's 1938 Triumph Speed Twin.
Initially having 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).
You need to follow the DVLA instructions to register a new vehicle.Reclaim an original registration number, you must supply pre 1983 documentary evidence linking the frame and engine number (please see page 2 of the V765 form explaining what evidence the DVLA will accept). The motorcycle must consist of the original unaltered frame, engine, gearbox, wheels/hubs and forks. Please see the A2 form for more information VMCC A2 Form 8/20193.If you have built a motorcycle using parts from more than one motorcycle, the vehicle should be registered as a reconstructed classic, all parts must be 25 years and older, all of the same specification, the vehicle must be a true reflection of the make.Came with "2S" cam, shaved head to increase the compression, and was made in both Roadster and Interstate form.Early on there were engine failures which quickly gave the Combat a bad name.