11. Norton Commando
The distinguished, British-manufactured Norton Commando was prominently named “Machine of the Year” for five consecutive years from 1968 to 1972 by Motorcycle News. The motorcycle is known for having an innovative framework called the “Isolastic System” that solved the long-held problem of engine vibration and revolutionized motorcycles in the process. Designed by a group of engineers who left Mercedes-Benz, the Norton Commando was produced for 10 years until 1977 when production stopped. However, several police forces around the world took an interest in the Norton Commando and the bike had an enviable life as the motorcycle of choice for many law enforcement agencies, notably Interpol. With an 850cc engine, the Commando has also proven to be a popular racing motorcycle.