Dave Cook New Custom Norton

Have you thought about the pressure under which is a custom motorcycle builder who just won in 2009 the title of AMD World Champion Of Bike Building, then get an order from a client to build a new daily ride with a very reasonable budget, a custom to compete the following year in the same Championship Of bike Building? In Sturgis, impossible not to recognize Dave’s new creation. A quality, because beyond skills, a strong personality style is what clients are deciding when choosing their new custom builder.

For this new project, Dave Cook and his client Ron Bautista agreed to use a 1975 Norton Commando 850 cc has the donor for engine and transmission, both kept stock after some rebuilding. All other components are one-off, in house fabricated, in the “Cook’s “As Faithful To The Past As Possible” pure style, but keeping in mind that the bike had to remain practical for daily commute. I particularly like the engine architecture when fitted with these plated Mikuni carburetors and the fact that it is rolling on a pair of 21″ spoke wheels equipped with perimeter discs. All other details to be discovered just by looking at the pictures. This Norton finished 8th in the extremely competitive and wild Freestyle Class of the 2010 World Championship. An exceptional achievement for an every day custom Norton 850 cc. Cook Customs. (photography H. Roesler, F. Sander)

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12 Responses to “Dave Cook New Custom Norton”


  1. 1 Billy The Kid Custom Cycles Aug 23rd, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Dave Cook builds some very cool shit! Big fan of his work.

  2. 2 TodT Aug 23rd, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Beautiful build, once again…

  3. 3 Clayman Aug 23rd, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Breaking the mold in the very best way !

  4. 4 Sugar Bear Aug 23rd, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Very impressive bikes coming out of Cook Customs …

  5. 5 Eric Maurer Aug 23rd, 2010 at 10:52 am

    amazing…. and soo cool to see a Norton motor being used….. very nice work!!!!!

  6. 6 1550tc Aug 23rd, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Always been a fan of Dave’s bikes and nice to see him doing a Norton…

  7. 7 Zyon Aug 23rd, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I dunno about this one. I want to like it but there is just too much going on esthetically for me. It seems busy just for busy’s sake.

  8. 8 Iron Horse Aug 23rd, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I always look forward to going to the Chicago bike show and being able to look over Dave’s work close up. He has a real eye for just nailing the look of his bikes. Took lots of pics of the Norton bike as well as his award winning bike from last year as well as his other creations. Lots of inspiration for a fledgling builder. Thanks Dave.

  9. 9 jatinder pal Aug 24th, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Good work from dave as always….loves his old style bikes.

  10. 10 martin Aug 24th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Great guy with alot of talent the owner of the Norton can be very proud of that machine.

  11. 11 TheArtist Aug 26th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I was in the AMD show, I got 7th, Dave got 8th, this is a very cool bike, as well as last years winning bike.

  12. 12 maroco Aug 27th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Great bike builder.

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