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.

  • 2013 Norton Commando 961 SF
  • Year:
    2013
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    parallel twin with hydraulic push-rod valve actuation
  • Transmission:
    5-speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    80 @ 6500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    66 @ 5200
  • Energy:
    Carburetor
  • Displacement:
    961 cc

Specifications

2013 Norton Commando 961 SF High Resolution Exterior
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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.
Displacement 961cc
Cooling System Air/Oil
Valve actuation Push rod, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke 88mm x 79mm
Compression ratio 10.1:1
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
Starting Electric
Instrumentation Norton electronic analogue speedo & tachometer
Digital information Display
Charging System 300 watt hi-output
Frame Steel tubular with integral oil tank
Front suspension Ohlins USD
Rear Suspension Ohlins
Swing arm Twin-sided steel construction
Wheelbase 1420nn (55.9 in)
Rake 24.5 degrees
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
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