Quick Stats

1974-75 829cc (77x89mm) OHV twin 55hp, 125mph, 40mpg, 450lbs

What to Expect

John Player Special version inspired by the unlikely success of the Nortons on the race track had a usefully protective twin headlamp fairing but uncomfortable riding position. Make sure you buy the 850 version, not the race-track 750 model. Excellent pose tool but easy high speed cruising meant many motors ended up thrashed to death. Nice bit of British history to summon evocative memories.