Cycle World: 50 Years of Commando

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Related Discussions' started by pantah_good, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. pantah_good

    pantah_good VIP MEMBER

    Jul 17, 2015
    The latest issue (December) of Cycle World magazine just arrived with a pretty good three article section under the heading "Celebrating 50 Years of Norton Commando". One article each by Peter Egan and Mark Hoyer on living with them and a third that's a bio of Dennis Poore.
  2. acotrel


    Jun 30, 2012
    A friend of mine has an Atlas which he has improved. It is obviously the end of the line for that sort of bike, however it seems to be very good. He raced it in the 1960s in A and B grade races and did quite well with it. There were complaints back then, because it was obviously a road bike and the others were all racers. Pretty obvious that Norton had to do something about smoothness , if it wanted to compete against the CB750 Honda in the commuter market. But the Atlas was not all bad.
  3. Danno


    Feb 7, 2010
    A pretty good piece by Mr. Egan. Very telling were the sketches of the stillborn Mk IV. New instrument binnacle, relocated turn signals, different taillight and restyled side covers. More band-aids and little actual improvement.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2017
  4. xbacksideslider


    Aug 19, 2010
    I was disappointed by the article. Most MC magazines, along with the rest of the industry, are suffering.

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