2013 Norton Commando 961 Sport

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When the curvy lines of the classic design are mixed with a few modern lines and contemporary technologies the final result is usually quite impressive. The same thing is true for the Norton Commando 961 Sport - a modern bike, wrapped in a classy skin.

When designing its Commando 961 Sport, the British manufacturer wanted to create a comfortable old-school styled cruiser that feels similarly comfortable both in the city and on the highway.

The motorcycle is built around a four-stroke, parallel twin engine with push-rod valve actuation, 3 bearing crank and balancer shaft. The unit cranks out a maximum output of 80.00 HP at 7700 rpm and 80.00 Nm of torque at 6000 rpm.

The stopping power is assured by Brembo front and rear disc brakes.

The Norton Commando 961 Sport is offered with a starting price of $16,995.

Hit the jump for more information on the Norton Commando 961 Sport.


Norton Commando 961 Sport

Norton Motorcycles designs, engineers and manufactures premium large displacement road-going motorcycles, proudly made in England by British hands for markets around the world. Norton motorcycles are characterized by superior quality with a focus on confident road holding and pleasing road manners, styled in the Café Racer and British Roadster tradition.

The bike is equipped with an all new Norton 961cc parallel twin with hydraulic push-rod valve actuation, dry sump, 3 bearing crank, balancer shaft and cassette gear box. The engine is built and developed in house at the Norton UK Factory


Norton Commando 961 Sport
Engine type:Twin, four-stroke, parallel twin with push-rod valve actuation, 3 bearing crank and balancer shaft.
Displacement:961.00 ccm (58.64 cubic inches)
Power:80.00 HP (58.4 kW)) @ 7700 RPM
Torque:80.00 Nm (8.2 kgf-m or 59.0 ft.lbs) @ 6000 RPM
Bore x stroke:88.0 x 79.0 mm (3.5 x 3.1 inches)
Valves per cylinder:2
Fuel system:Injection. EFI
Ignition:Crank fired
Cooling system:Air
Transmission type, final drive:Chain
Clutch:Wet multi-plate hydraulic lifter
Driveline:Constant mesh 5 speed
Emission details:3 way catalytic converter. Euro III.
Frame type:Steel tubular with integral oil tank. Swing arm: Twin-sided steel construction.
Rake (fork angle):24.5°
Trail:99 mm (3.9 inches)
Front suspension:43mm Öhlins conventional forks - Adjustable preload, compression damping.
Front suspension travel:115 mm (4.5 inches)
Rear suspension:Twin-sided steel swing arm. Ohlins reservoir-style twin shocks - Adjustable ride height, preload, compression
Rear suspension travel:100 mm (3.9 inches)
Front tyre dimensions:120/70-17
Rear tyre dimensions:180/55-17
Front brakes:Double disc. Brembo system, twin semi-floating hi carbon stainless steel discs, Brembo 4 piston “Gold Line” axial callipers
Front brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc. Brembo system, 2 piston “Gold Line” calliper
Rear brakes diameter:220 mm (8.7 inches)
Wheels:Front wheel: 36 spoke 3.50 x 17” Chrome Rim. / Rear wheel: 40 spoke 5.0 x 17” Chrome Rim
Dry weight:188.0 kg (414.5 pounds)
Power/weight ratio:0.4255 HP/kg
Seat height:813 mm (32.0 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Wheelbase:1,420 mm (55.9 inches)
Fuel capacity:17.00 litres (4.49 gallons)
Instruments:Analogue speedo and tachometer
Electrical:300 watt hi-output charging system.
Color options:Black, red, silver
Norton Commando 961 Sport
Norton Commando 961 Sport
Norton Commando 961 Sport
Norton Commando 961 Sport

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