This 2016 Norton Commando 961 Sport in galactic black & gold pinstripe is available for sale at Euro Cycles of Tampa Bay located at 8509 Gunn Highway Odessa, Florida 33556 Phone:813-926-9937 Web: OVERVIEW:The commando 961 Sport is based on the original design for the Commando with conventional forks to give a smooth, more comfortable ride and better aesthetic.There are few certainties in life. Death, taxes â€“ and now a brand new absolute: if you like retro bikes you will lust after a Norton 961. The reason is simple. The Commando is quite simply the best retro bike in the world â€“ and by a handsome margin.At the heart of the bike is a surprisingly clever engine. The 961cc â€“ hence the 961 name â€“ Twin is no technical tour de force, but captures the spirit of British big Twins and improves on the feeling in a way which is as special as a cross plane Yamaha R1.The power output belies the performance. Despite making only 80 horsepower, the Commando zips up to an indicated 110 mph â€“ maybe a shade over 100 mph in actuality â€“ with the merest flick of the wrist. In this respect, it is far more willing than the Ducati Sport Classic, which is its direct competitor, and the Norton simply slaughters the Triumph Bonneville.The engine runs at 270 degree firing intervals and this, combined with a gear driven balancer shaft, makes the 961 smoother than the Ducati â€“ and vastly better than any original British Twin.The chassis is a typical British design, but modernized. Because the engine is dry sump, the oil lives in the top spine of the frame. This is simple, effective engineering and has worked perfectly on many British designs.The suspension is one of the few things not made in Britain. Both the front fork and rear shocks come from Ohlin and they are quality items. I just loved the twin shock swinging swingarm, and the 961 handling is a treat.In summary, this is a bike which you need to sell one, or maybe both, of your kidneys to own. It looks stunning, handles impeccably and has a motor which is so much better than the retro opposition that it deserves to be in a separate class.