The Norton 961 Commando Sport is awarded the Mark II particle. An initial symbolizing the evolution of this captivating English motorcycle. Without changing its fundamentals, the Commando makes efforts on quality and presents fine improvements. Everyone will find all that makes the charm of this machine with the satisfaction of notable progress on the finish, a revised gearbox with new bevel gears, a revised crankshaft, a new Nikasil treatment for the cylinders, as well as a new process. surface area for housings.
Let’s go back to the beginning: look at it again, zoom in on it (click on the image). She is magnificent ! Contemplate it, longer, more intensely. Don’t take a look; let the eye be captivated !
After the English brand returned to the market, in the very friendly niche of "classics", it was time to build up a range. The first stone having been laid with the resurrection of the Commando, Norton now declines its version for the general public. Here is the 961 Commando Sport. Very similar to the SE, it nevertheless differs from it with a few less noble elements. No more carbon parts. On the other hand, the superb suspensions Öhlins remain. It is rare and somewhere fascinating to admire the classic appearance of its suspension (standard fork, dual rear shock absorber), yet equipped with very modern performance and technology. Elements of choice, modern, prestigious, whose design is in perfect harmony with the authentic silhouette of this roadster.
It was in Italy that Norton went to get his braking. No radial for the calipers but Brembo with 4 pistons, monobloc since the MK II, and discs of 320 mm. Wouldn’t that be a bit too much to stop this machine? The 961 Commando is far from slamming hypersports lap times. But for a machine of almost 20,000 euros, we are entitled to expect quality peripherals. Witness its magnificent rims with chrome spokes.
And then there is this engine. Can you feel that passion fluttering behind this heart-shaped casing? Under these cooling fins hides a twin with an intoxicating sound. Its 80 horses are not the most important; the name, the silhouette, the existence of this bike are much more so. From the Triumph Bonneville through the Thruxton to arrive at this Commando, we say to ourselves that the beautiful English are back.
* The price indicated is the rate in England – it does not take into account the various taxes once the Norton has landed on the continent.
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961 Commando Sport 2015
Model marketed in
about 200 km / h
The technical aspect
Norton 961 Commando Sport MK II 2016
- Tank: 17 liters
- Wheelbase: 1,420 mm
- Dry weight: 188 kg
- Weight in running order: 205 kg
- Train before
- Secondary chain transmission
- Rear axle
(88 x 79 mm)
at 6500 rpm
at 5,200 rpm