Simple and direct engineering solutions are employed to create a motor that is visually and mechanically elegant; efficiently assembled in production, and easily maintained or upgraded in the owner’s garage.

  • 2006 Norton Commando 961 SS
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Parallel twin with push-rod valve actuation, dry sump
  • Transmission:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    80 HP@ 6500 RPM
  • Torque @ RPM:
    65 lbs/ft@ 5200 RPM
  • Displacement:
    961 L


Frame material: 4130 chromoly steel
Swing arm: Formed Aluminum
Oil capacity: oil-in-frame backbone tank holds 3.5 qts of oil
Wheelbase: 56.5"
Rake: 24.5 degrees
Trail: 4 "
Front suspension: 43mm Ohlins RSU - Adjustable preload, compression, and rebound damping.
Rear suspension: Ohlins reservoir-style twin shocks - Adjstable ride height, preload, compression, and rebound damping.
Front wheel: 3.50 X 17" BST Carbon Fiber
Rear wheel: 5.50 X 17" BST Carbon Fiber
Front tire: 120/70 X 17" Michelin Pilot Power
Rear tire: 180/55 X 17" Michelin Pilot Power
Front wheel travel: 5.5"
Rear wheel travel: 4.0"

Brakes & hydraulics
Front rotors: Brembo 320mm semi-floating hi carbon stainless steel
Rear rotors: Brembo 220mm rear rotor
Front calipers: Brembo 4 piston "Gold Line"
Rear calipers: Brembo 2 piston "Gold Line"

Power assembly
Engine type: Parallel twin with push-rod valve actuation, dry sump
Displacement: 961 cc
Cooling system: Air
Valve Actuation: Push rod, hydraulic lifter, two valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke: 88 mm X 79 mm
Compression ratio: 10.1:1
Horsepower: 80 rear wheel @ 6500RPM
Torque: 65 foot pounds @ 5200RPM
Exhaust:1 3/4" header system with merged collector and twin mufflers with catalytic converters.
Ignition: Crank fired electronic
Carburetors: Twin 39mm Keihin FCR

Gearbox: 5 speed
Final drive: 520 "O" ring chain
Clutch: Cush drive clutch
Primary drive: Direct gear drive

Electronics & controls
Charging system: 300 watt hi-output charging system
Instrumentation: Norton electronic analog speedo and tachometer w/dual trip meters

Fuel tank capacity: 4.5 gallons
Dry weight: 415lbs
Seat height: 32"
Oil capacity in frame: 3.5 quarts
Gear case oil: 1.5 quarts
Available colors: Black

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Rod  (825) posted on 04.23.2009

Good to see the classic look with the new parts.
I would like to have one.smiley

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