Norton Commando Mark III 1976
This Mark III Interstate is a low mileage example of one of the last (classic ) Commandos built.
Improvements include a decent front brake and “pea shooter” exhausts. A good looking machine! This was a big-time favourite wih British motorcyclists in the 70’s – voted five times ‘Machine of the year’ by MCN readers.
The big twin engine is mounted in the frame using a revolutionary ‘isolastic’ (rubber mounted) system that while giving the impression of being a little vibey at low revs soon smooths right out once above 2500rpm.
You know you’re on a real motorbike when you try to kick her over. Don’t worry if you can’t though – our guide is on hand and you can still experience the pleasure of riding this iconic machine.
There are only four gears to worry about, but what TORQUE! It just pulls like a train. Gear shift on the left is a familiar sight to customers used to Japanese hardware, easing the transition from modern bikes to a classic such as this.
All in all a true king of motorcycles.