The NYC Norton 1007 Seeley Commando is an absolute wolf in wolf’s clothing, built around a Titchmarsh Seeley MK2 Chassis with a Norton twin motor punched out to 1007cc. Initially conceptualized and commissioned by our good friend John Magyar, the original NYC Norton 1007cc was designed with the sole purpose of becoming the most feared machine on the big city streets. The bike twirled the dyno up to 90s at the rear wheel, and spun up quicker than any Commando we’ve had in our hands. With a total weight of just under 300lbs, careful use of the throttle was necessary.
Later, an NYC Norton 1007 caught the eye and became the muse for world-renowned artist Sebastian Errazuriz’s own unique vision on function vs. form. A new bike was built, adorned in Sebastian’s alloy trim (known as “Time Lapse”), was featured at the legendary Art Basel Miami show in December, 2013, and sold within 20 minutes of the VIP preview, before the doors even opened to the public; a testament to the desirability of both form and function. The Time Lapse bike is now on display at The Carnegie Museum of Art.
Now with more in production, the 1007 platform has proven to be more than a one-off pipe dream, combining the highest-performance AND reliability of a road-going Seeley Norton to date.
These bikes are available in 750cc, 850cc, 920cc, and 1007cc all in street-legal trim.
NYC Norton Seeleys have won numerous championships and races the world over, but the Grand Prix chassis is a very rideable platform for custom street-bike specials. Our Seeley builds have been featured on TV and in print, displayed in museums and international design shows, and the centerpieces of some of the most exclusive motorcycle events around the world. These bikes are a highly technical, exclusive special, built around a replica of the famous Colin Seeley chassis, with subtle additions of modern componentry that make this exotic beauty as surprisingly tractable on the city streets as it is on the racing circuit. And, form following function, it is probably one of the most magnificent machines you’ll ever see.
Please contact us with any questions on how we can get you down the road on an NYC Norton custom motorbike