This bike right here is why I spend my weekend mornings scouring the internets for bikes. Mostly original, unrestored and awesome. This one has the uncommon electric start. It’s as simple as a modern bike. Just pull in the clutch lever (normal clutch, not sprag), kick through, free the plates, open the petcocks, tickle the carbs, turn the ignition on, and push the button. Well, it’s not that simple but if you like classic sport bikes going through 5 or more steps to start a bike is part of the charm; it is for me anyway. I say the more things you have to do to start your bike the better, it keeps thieves from riding off on your bike while you’re in the pub or what have ya.
The seller is clear and educated about this bike.
Here is a very good, original Norton 850cc Commando Mark 3 Roadster – exceptionally well maintained since new with many of the most sensible improvements made. This white with blue and red striping is probably the most attractive of the 850 Commando models. This machine is in excellent condition, serviced as required and – it starts every time and runs perfectly.
I have many of the service records from new and a full binder of technical information including a factory Service Manual, Parts book, original Handbook and service book. I am the third owner – the previous two, kept good records.
- K&N high-flow Air Filter (the original factory Airbox is included with the machine).
- Sun Alloy Rims (the original factory chrome rims are included (good condition)).
- New exhaust pipes.
- New battery and tires.
- 3 brush conversion for Electric Starter (works every time).
Chrome, alloy and paint work are in very good condition (for most of its life, it was in Arizona – dry and garaged). The tank has a couple specks on the paint, but otherwise – near perfect.
Just like the seller says, “sensible improvements”. That’s the kind of stuff that makes this bike just that much better. Very original condition but also rideable. Best combo in classic bikes hands down.
Did you know that Norton Motorcycles won the Isle of Man TT 10 times from 1947 to 1954? Well now you do if you didn’t. If you’re down for buying this bike bring your wallet, no not the little carry around one, the big one under the mattress. I’m guessing this bike will “command” a Hollywood mainstream movie type price.