The 1976 Norton Commando was a relatively lightweight motorcycle, which benefited performance.

1976 Norton Commando Pictures

The 1976 Norton Commando came equipped with disc brakes and an electric starter, which made it more attractive to American consumers.

The speedometer and tachometer were augmented by a quartet of warning lights. The switch for the new electronic ignition is in the center.

By 1976, the venerable Norton overhead-valve twin was old-tech, but still made good power.

The left-side shift was a relatively new adoption for the Commando in 1976.

The electric starter was appealing to any rider who enjoyed convenience.

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