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

Check out these NORTON BOOKS

NORTON COMMANDO: THE COMPLETE STORY


THE UNAPPROACHABLE NORTON


NORTON COMMANDO: ESSENTIAL BUYERS GUIDE


ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF NORTON MOTORCYCLES, by Roy Bacon


NORTON COMMANDO SHOP MANUAL, Haynes


NORTON COMMANDO: ULTIMATE PORTFOLIO


NORTON FACTORY WORKSHOP MANUAL, 1957-1970


NORTON


ILLUSTRATED MOTORCYCLE LEGENDS: NORTON by Roy Bacon


NORTON 500, 600, 650 & 750 TWINS WORKSHOP MANUAL, Haynes


NORTON MOTORCYCLES FROM 1950-1986


NORTON DOMINATOR PERFORMANCE PORTFOLIO 1949-1970


ILLUSTRATED NORTON BUYERS GUIDE, by Roy Bacon


NORTON, COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY


NORTON DOMINATOR


NORTON TWIN RESTORATION, by Roy Bacon


THE NORTON STORY


NORTON COMMANDO


NORTON FACTORY REPAIR HANDBOOK, 750 & 850 COMMANDO


NORTON ROTARIES


BOOK OF THE NORTON 1938-1956


BOOK OF THE NORTON DOMINATOR


MANX NORTON


NORTON: A HISTORY


BOOK OF THE NORTON OHV SINGLES, 1955-1963


NORTON: THE COMPLETE HISTORY


MANX NORTON SUPER PROFILE


NORTON SINGLES 1927-1966, by Roy Bacon


BOOK OF NORTON, ILLUSTRATED SHOP MANUAL 1932-1939, by Clymer


NORTON- THE RACING STORY


DOMINATOR IN THE SHADOWS


NORTON TWINS, by Roy Bacon


NORTON TWINS REPAIR MANUAL, Haynes


NORTON ROTARIES MOTOR CYCLES


THE MANX NORTON






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