Norton Motorcycles has unveiled the completely redesigned Commando 961 motorcycle. In April 2020, TVS Motor Company he found the British two wheels maker of 16 million GBP. Meanwhile, the Indian firm said that Norton Motorcycles could increase TVS’ global reach and provide a sales network to expand into new markets. Since then, Norton Motorcycles has seen significant investment 100 million GBP from TVSand the brand has revealed Norton V4SV and V4CR. The Commando 961 is an iconic name in British motorcycling history, and with the new model, Norton has worked to create a motorcycle that retains its heritage look and sound, but is built to a “completely new standard”.
The Norton Commando 961 Sport gets a comfortable seat.
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“The Norton Commando is a brand in its own right, influencing popular culture for decades,” said Christian Gladwell, Chief Marketing Officer of Norton Motorcycles. “For years the sound of the new Commando engine has been heard on the streets of the UK and we are delighted to be able to offer our customers this experience again,” Dr. Robert HentschellThe CEO of Norton Motorcycles was added.
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The Commando 961 Sport is also offered with a pillion seat.
Norton Commando 961 has been released in the UK in two formats. The first is the ‘Commando 961 Sport’, or 961 SP. The Commando 961 Sport is a proper modern motorcycle, and offers a comfortable seating position with upright handlebars, and a pillion seat. On the other hand, the “limit” ‘Commando 961 Cafe Racer’ gets an aggressive seat, and a set of handlebars.
The Commando 961 Cafe Racer gets an aggressive seat, and a set of clip-on handlebars.
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The Commando 961 offers a narrow appearance, thanks to its forward-leaning 961-cc parallel-twin engine, and a 15-litre cutting fuel tank. The air-cooled engine gets dry-sump lubrication, and belts out 76.8 bhp at 7,250 rpm, and a meaty 81 Nm at 6,300 rpm. On the suspension front, the motorcycle gets 43-mm Ohlins USD forks at the front, which are ideal for preload, compression, and rebound damping. At the rear end, the motorcycle gets a pair of stunning Olins that are fully tuned. The responsibility of stopping the motorcycle is handled by the Brembo braking setup, and the motorcycle also gets radial mount calipers at the front, and ABS as standard.
The Commando 961 gets Ohlins adjustable suspension and a Brembo braking system at both ends; It gets retro inspired analog speedo & tachometers.
Keeping the retro charm alive is the fully analogue- & circular-speedometer and tachometer. There is a small digital installation for the trip computer as well. In addition to that is a polished stainless steel lamp. The fit and finish of the Commando 961 is top-notch as expected, with the use of aerospace grade billet aluminum to complete its premium feel.
The Norton Commando 961 is offered in two finishes, Matrix Black & Manx Platinum.
The motorcycle is available in two paint colors, Matrix Black, and Manx Platinum. The Manx Platinum finish is finished in black and ruby red, and it gets polished wheels. On the other hand, the Matrix Black shade gets gold pinstriping, and black wheels. Polished wheels are available as an option in Matrix Black.