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2013 Norton Commando 961 SF


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Meet the 2013 Norton Commando 961 SF (Sport Factory) – a new motorcycle that was presented at the NEC Motorcycle Live show.

The bike is technically a modified version of the standard Commando Sport and comes with a set of unique features that give a pretty distinctive character.

Among them you’ll find a new exhaust system, an optional seat, a carbon fibre fly screen, special chrome finished black race pipes, Ohlins forks and black chrome header pipes.

In terms of power the Commando 961 SF comes with the same engine as the standard Commando namely the 961 cc, parallel twin unit with hydraulic push-rod valve actuation, dry sump, 3 bearing crank, balancer shaft and cassette gear box.

The engine cranks out a maximum power of 80 PS at 6500 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 5200 rpm.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Norton Commando 961 SF.

Specifications

Norton Commando 961 SF
Engine typeAn all new Norton 961cc parallel twin with hydraulic push-rod valve actuation, dry sump, 3 bearing crank, balancer shaft and cassette gear box. Built and developed in house at the Norton UK Factory.
Displacement961cc
Cooling SystemAir/Oil
Valve actuationPush rod, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke88mm x 79mm
Compression ratio10.1:1
Power80PS @ 6500RPM
Torque90Nm @ 5200RPM
ExhaustBlack chrome front pipes and reverse cone silencers
IgnitionCrank fired electronic
Gear boxConstant mesh 5 speed
Final drive525 “O” ring chain
ClutchWet multi-plate hydraulic lifter
StartingElectric
InstrumentationNorton electronic analogue speedo & tachometer
Digital informationDisplay
Charging System300 watt hi-output
FrameSteel tubular with integral oil tank
Front suspensionOhlins USD
Rear SuspensionOhlins
Swing armTwin-sided steel construction
Wheelbase1420nn (55.9 in)
Rake24.5 degrees
Trail:99mm 3.9 in
Front wheel36 spoke 3.50 x 17" Alloy Rim (Black)
Rear wheel40 spoke 5.5 x 17" Alloy Rim (Black)
Front tyre120/70 x 17"
Rear tyre180/55 x 17"
Front wheel travel115mm (4.53 in)
Rear wheel travel100mm (3.94 in)
HandlebarsAlloy tapered bar in black
Fuel tank capacity17 litres (3.82 UK gallon)
Dry weight188kg (414.5 lbs)
Seat height813mm (32 in)
SteeringFully machined billet yokes
Front brakesTwin Brembo 320mm fully-floating high carbon stainless steel discs
Brembo 4 piston ’goldline’ radially mounted calipers
Brembo ’goldline’ front brake master cylinder
Stainless steel braided hoses
Full Brembo system
Brembo front brake master cylinder with integral reservoir
Brembo hydraulic clutch master cylinder with Integral reservoir
Rear brakesSingle Brembo 220mm disc
Brembo 2 piston ’Gold Line’ caliper
Brembo rear brake master cylinder
Stainless steel braided hose
Full Brembo system
Power80PS @ 7700RPM
Torque80Nm @ 6000RPM
Colours & OptionsBlack and Gold, Red and Gold, Silver


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