hobot lived it up on Ms Peel so sorry for those outside their experiences, especially with only Norton parts, which is all they had in their hey days setting records for 1/4 m's and even endurance contests. Even in their hey day Commandos were known more for their acceleration than top end as essentially every other sports bikes had higher top speeds. For smug naysayers - we know of two all factory 750 Commandos the world opinion held impossible to beat the new cycles in 1/4 m, then put down 12.24s and 12.12s. I plugged conservative weight figures into drag-hp calculators to see results spit out *65* hp! That's what Norton claimed a Combat put out but who'd believe that - unless hard hearted enough to operate that harshly, like hobot. Still Ms Peel did not have the scary spunk my '68 P!! 9000 rpm dragger had - mid 10s 1/4ms, done a few years before me. It'd get almost 130 in 1/4 so easy to top 140 mph just beyond but I never approached that - maybe 120 riding with the 1%'rs Hogs it attracted, as too harsh vibes to hold for long. Also no way to break below mid 11s w/o a flat drag slick, so never felt the G's its race pilot did but good enough to best 750 triple smokers in cities. LOL Ms Peel claims I'm being challenged on were still kind of sluggish Norton performance to me, sheeze.