Michael Bailey’s 850 Norton Commando (Video)
By Richard Backus
A recently completed 850 Norton Commando rebuild starts on the third kick.
Popular from the beginning, Norton dealers found a ready audience in the baby boomers just coming of age, and sales of Norton Commando 850s took off. Commandos are fast, easy-to-ride, well-handling machines, and the recognizable comforting monotone hum of a Norton turns heads to this day.
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