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    I bet you'd be able to ride that Norton/Laverda one ok Phill, I think it'd be a real treat !!
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    IME a well sorted/tuned/put together Norton Commando is a very fast, nice and fairly reliable bike to ride, even by todays standards.
    F'ck all weight, good handling and a very "grunty" but also fast revving twin, it's not for nothing that big bore Commando's do sooooo well in Classic Bike racing.
    Peter Williams lapped the TT Course at over 107 mph waaay back in around '72 (?) on a Commando that made around 75 rwbhp, the "modern" Commando's make a lot more than that and are still pretty reliable.
    Also back in '72 the Commando would do 0-60 in 2.8 sec's, how many "Top Bollox" cars can do this sort of speed today?

    Having said all of that I was always a Triumph Trident man back in the day, owning 5 Trident/BSA Rocket Three's...Now we're talking fast British bikes of the period!!!!
    But I always say to anyone wanting a useable Classic British bike, Buy a Commando they're the most useable/reliable of all the old British bikes.

    Steve R

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    I had a 1970 fastback Commando, the one with the Atlas engine, it was a brilliant bike. I had rearsets on it and a pair of Norton straight bars (from my 99 Domi) and it was quick and handled well
    I'm just too busy being fabulous!

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    I spoke on the moby today to my mate who's putting the sporty motor into the featherbed frame.

    When I said 'where are you ?', he said 'In Walsall collecting a Norton Atlas I've just bought'...



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