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
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.
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.
Norton air-oil-cooled pushrod parallel twin with dry sump lubrication
BORE & STROKE
88mm x 79mm
Crank-fired, electronic fuel injection
81Nm @ 6300rpm
Carbon front mudguard
Colour-matched seat cowl (Aftersales)
HANDLEBARS – SPORT
Black anodised tapered high bars
HANDLEBARS – CAFÉ RACER
High-grade anodised billet aluminium clip-ons
Full stainless steel exhaust system with multiple 3-way catalytic converter
525 O-ring chain
40-spoke, 5.5″ x 17″ polished aluminium rim
Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300, 120/70ZR17
Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300, 180/55ZR17
Öhlins twin shocks with remote reservoir – fully adjustable
Norton analogue speedometer and tachometer
With polished rims or black rims