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Norton

COMMANDO 961

Thor Motorcycles Ltd, located in the middle of the beautiful Cornish countryside, is a 40 years family-run business and the South-West specialist for Norton Motorcycles

Norton

THE BRITISH ICON REDEFINED

There are few names that have endured in motorcycling like the Norton Commando. First introduced in 1967, it set a new standard for British motorcycles and, such was the Commando’s class, that it was named ‘Machine of the Year’ for the next five years in a row.

Today the Commando 961 also sets the standard for British made motorbikes and even shares some of the same performance rich DNA of that era-defining machine. With a completely redesigned 961cc oil and air-cooled engine, precision handling chassis and the finest components, the Commando 961 ushers in a new era of British manufacturing.

TWO STYLES, SAME PURPOSE

The Commando 961 is the ultimate modern classic because it combines what we all want; timeless looks, unquestionable performance and a soundtrack rescued from a bygone era. But at Norton we know that not all motorcyclists are the same, which is why we have the 961 Sport and the 961 Café Racer.

SPECIFICATION

ENGINE

ENGINE TYPE
Norton air-oil-cooled pushrod parallel twin with dry sump lubrication

BORE & STROKE
88mm x 79mm

DISPLACEMENT
961cc

COMPRESSION RATIO
10.1:1

IGNITION
Crank-fired, electronic fuel injection

PERFORMANCE

POWER
76.8bhp @7250rpm

TORQUE
81Nm @ 6300rpm

DESIGN

MUDGUARD
Carbon front mudguard

Pillion seat

Colour-matched seat cowl (Aftersales)

CHASIS

FRAME
Frame is hand TIG and MIG welded at Norton HQ

FUEL TANK
15 Litre

HANDLEBARS – SPORT
Black anodised tapered high bars

HANDLEBARS – CAFÉ RACER
High-grade anodised billet aluminium clip-ons

WHEELBASE
1400mm

RAKE
24.5 º

TRAIL
99mm

SEAT HEIGHT
810mm

YOKES
Billet-machined

EXHAUST
Full stainless steel exhaust system with multiple 3-way catalytic converter

KERB WEIGHT
230kg

TRANSMISSION

GEARBOX
5-speed constant mesh type

FINAL DRIVE
525 O-ring chain

CLUTCH
Wet multi-plate

BRAKES

FRONT BRAKES Full Brembo system – twin Brembo 320mm fully-floating high carbon steel discs and Brembo 4-piston Mono Bloc radially mounted calipers with ABS, and Brembo front brake master cylinder REAR BRAKES Full Brembo system – Brembo 240mm disc and 2-piston caliper with ABS, and Brembo rear brake master cylinder

WHEELS

FRONT WHEEL
36-spoke, 3.5″ x 17″ polished aluminium rim

REAR WHEEL
40-spoke, 5.5″ x 17″ polished aluminium rim

FRONT TYRE
Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300, 120/70ZR17

REAR TYRE
Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300, 180/55ZR17

SUSPENSION

FRONT SUSPENSION
43mm Öhlins upside-down forks – adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping
 

REAR SUSPENSION
Öhlins twin shocks with remote reservoir – fully adjustable

ELECTRONICS

LIGHTING
Polished stainless-steel single headlamp

INSTRUMENTS
Norton analogue speedometer and tachometer

CHARGING SYSTEM
300W high-output

COLOURS

MATRIX BLACK
With polished rims or black rims

MANX PLATINUM
With polished rims or black rims