Celebrating the Norton race team’s sponsorship by the John Player tobacco company, a new Commando model—the “John Player Norton” or “JPN” for short—was announced for the 1974 season.

A top-of-the-range limited-edition model produced for only a couple of seasons, the “JPN” is nowadays one of the most sought-after members of the Commando family.

This example, equipped with the rare 749cc short-stroke engine, is being offered during Bonhams’ Collectors’ Motorcycles sale in Harrogate, UK, on November 14, where it’s expected to bring in up to about $25,000.

If only everything from 1974 were this stylish…