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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Norton 961 Commando

Seen this cool bike in a mag...

Want somin cool, different, and a bike with some soul! Well here's a great option.

A bike from the past in similar design to the Triumph Scrambler, Ducati's Sport Classics... this is a whole new design to the old bike.

Norton Motorcycles





And yes it can get down!


The 961 SS SPECS:
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FRAME

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
TRANSMISSION

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
MISCELLANEOUS

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
Warranty: 2 year unlimited mileage
Available colors: Black
The first 100 "Signature Series" Commandos will be listed at just under $20K with 17" BlackStone Tek carbon-fiber wheels. The rear will sport a 180mm Mchielin Pilot. The lesser-spec 961S will hit ya for just over $13K.

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i sooooooo want 1
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Now I can really see myself owning one of those.....in the distant future that is....
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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.


that says it all man
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This is for the few of us that don't want to own the same ole thing. I'm sure you get lots of attention on this... plus with that suspension I bet it handles AWESOME!




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dont get me wrong, i love new stlye bikes, but for once somthin looks mean and at the same time dont look like it can cut sombody,

thats 1 good lookin scooter
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it kind of looks like a wasp or hornet.
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it kind of looks like a wasp or hornet.
yea, it looks evil, ol skool but at the same time all bizniz with style
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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.


that says it all man




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so theyre a production bike now? i know this thing has been kicking around for a few years now in various degrees of completion.
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so theyre a production bike now? i know this thing has been kicking around for a few years now in various degrees of completion.
10-20 grand aint all that bad 10 better of course
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Mine thing on these are that they are different but still have the ability to get down with a suspension, frame, and brake setup!




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Mine thing on these are that they are different but still have the ability to get down with a suspension, frame, and brake setup!
seems no reason to say its a perfect bike in my eyes
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I would love to have a suspension like that.



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