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.
|Engine type||An 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.|
|Valve actuation||Push rod, 2 valves per cylinder|
|Bore x stroke||88mm x 79mm|
|Power||80PS @ 6500RPM|
|Torque||90Nm @ 5200RPM|
|Exhaust||Black chrome front pipes and reverse cone silencers|
|Ignition||Crank fired electronic|
|Gear box||Constant mesh 5 speed|
|Final drive||525 “O” ring chain|
|Clutch||Wet multi-plate hydraulic lifter|
|Instrumentation||Norton electronic analogue speedo & tachometer|
|Charging System||300 watt hi-output|
|Frame||Steel tubular with integral oil tank|
|Front suspension||Ohlins USD|
|Swing arm||Twin-sided steel construction|
|Wheelbase||1420nn (55.9 in)|
|Trail:||99mm 3.9 in|
|Front wheel||36 spoke 3.50 x 17" Alloy Rim (Black)|
|Rear wheel||40 spoke 5.5 x 17" Alloy Rim (Black)|
|Front tyre||120/70 x 17"|
|Rear tyre||180/55 x 17"|
|Front wheel travel||115mm (4.53 in)|
|Rear wheel travel||100mm (3.94 in)|
|Handlebars||Alloy tapered bar in black|
|Fuel tank capacity||17 litres (3.82 UK gallon)|
|Dry weight||188kg (414.5 lbs)|
|Seat height||813mm (32 in)|
|Steering||Fully machined billet yokes|
|Front brakes||Twin 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 brakes||Single Brembo 220mm disc|
|Brembo 2 piston ’Gold Line’ caliper|
|Brembo rear brake master cylinder|
|Stainless steel braided hose|
|Full Brembo system|
|Power||80PS @ 7700RPM|
|Torque||80Nm @ 6000RPM|
|Colours & Options||Black and Gold, Red and Gold, Silver|