2014 Norton Commando 961

2014 NORTON COMMANDO 961 BACKGROUND
When the classic Commando went out of production in 1975, a battle over the rights to the name ensued. Ultimately UK business man Stuart Garner, who already owned Norton Racing Ltd acquired the rights to the Norton Commando brand. His new company, Norton Motorcycles Ltd, he commissioned Simon Skinner to design the new bike, and built a state-of-the-art factory in Donington Park, Leicestershire, England to produce them. It took until 2010 for the first production bikes to hit the market, at an initial rate of around 5 to 10 bikes per week. These, the first Norton Commandos in 30 years were available in three models: The 961 Sport, 961 Cafe Racer, and the 200-unit limited edition 961 SE.

2014 Norton Commando 961 SPECIFICATIONS

Engine type
Displacement
Bore & Stroke
Valve gear
Compression ratio
Bottom end
Lubrication system
Fuel system
Ignition system
Emissions gear
Horsepower output
Torque output
Starting system
Primary drive
Clutch
Gearbox
Final drive
Frame type
Wheelbase
Seat height
Fuel capacity
Oil capacity
Dry weight
Curb weight
Steering head angle
Trail
Suspension, front
Suspension, rear
Brakes, front
Brakes, rear
Tire, front
Tire, rear
Color options
Air-cooled, 4-stroke twin
961cc / 58.64 ci
88mm X 79mm / 3.50" X 3.10"
OHV, pushrod-actuated, 2 valves/cylinder
10.1:1
3 main bearing crank w/1 balancer shaft
Dry sump
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Electronic, crank-fired
3-way catalytic converter
80 hp @ 7700 rpm
80 lb/ft @ 6000 rpm
Electric starter
Chain
Multi-plate, wet; hydraulically-actuated
5-speed constant mesh, left-foot shift
525 O-ring Chain
Steel tube, full-perimeter w/oil-in-frame
1420mm / 55.9"
813mm / 32.0"
17.0L / 4.49 US gal
3.30L / 3.5 US quarts
188.0 kg / 414.5 lbs
203.0 kg / 447.5 lbs
24.5 degrees
99.0mm / 3.9"
Ohlins USD, telescopic forks w/115mm travel
Swing arm w/2 Ohlins shocks, 110mm travel
2-320mm Brembo disks w/4-piston calipers
1-220mm Brembo disk w/2-piston caliper
120/70-17
180/55-17
Black/Gold; Red/Gold; Silver

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Norton Motorcycles: From 1950 to 1986 (British Motor cycles since 1950)



Norton Commando: The Complete Story (Crowood Motoclassic Series)



Norton (Classic Motorcycles)



Norton



The Norton Commando Bible: All models 1968 to 1978



The Illustrated History of Norton Motorcycles (English and Spanish Edition)



Norton (Osprey Collector's Library)



Norton Dominator Performance Portfolio 1949-1970



History of Norton Motorcycles



Norton: The Complete History (Crowood MotoClassics)



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