Norton Commander (motorcycle)
The Commander was a Norton motorcycle
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 with a Wankel rotary engine.

The first Norton Wankel motorcycle was the 1987 air-cooled Classic
Norton Classic
The Classic is a motorcycle built in 1987 by Norton as a special edition of just 100 machines.The Classic used an air-cooled twin-rotor Wankel engine that had been developed by David Garside at BSA...

, built as a special edition of just 100 machines. It was followed by the air-cooled Interpol 2
Norton Interpol 2
The Interpol 2 was a Norton motorcycle. It had an air-cooled twin rotor Wankel engine.Towards the end of the production run a few machines were built with a new water-cooled version of Norton's twin-rotor Wankel engine. These machines were designated Interpol 2A...

 model. The Commander was a liquid-cooled
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 successor to the Interpol 2, liquid cooling being adopted for greater power and reliability. The Commander's final-drive chain was protected by a full enclosure. Some cycle parts (such as front wheel, forks & brakes) were bought-in Yamaha items.

Two types of Commander were built. The P52 was a single-seat model equipped for police
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 use. The second was the dual-seat P53 civilian tourer
Touring motorcycle
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. Both the P52 and P53 had pannier
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s integral with their fibreglass
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 bodywork. The P53 bodywork was later revised to have detachable Krauser
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K2 panniers.
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