2012 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer

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2012 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer
2012 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer

2012 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer
2012 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer

2012 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer
2012 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer

2012 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer
2012 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer

2012 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer
2012 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer


2012 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer

2012 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer Review

 



 

2012 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer – Specifications/Technical Details
American MSRP: $18,999 USD
Canadian MSRP: Not Available in Canada
United Kingdom MSRP: £15,250 (Price shown includes the ‘On the Road’ costs and VAT for the UK.)

Engine
Engine type Parallel twin with dry sump
Displacement 961cc
Cooling system Air
Valve actuation Push rod, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke 88mm x 79mm
Compression ratio 10.1:1
Fuel system Electronic fuel injection
Ignition Digital
Start Electric
Exhaust Multiple 3 way catalytic converter

Frame
Frame Steel tubular with integral oil tank
Swing arm Twin-sided steel construction
Rake 24.5°
Trail 99mm (3.9 in)
Front wheel Stainless steel spoke 3.5 x 17″ polished rim
Rear wheel Stainless steel spoke 5.5 x 17″ polished rim
Front tyre 120/70/ZR17
Rear tyre 180/55/ZR17
Front wheel travel 115mm (4.53 in)
Rear wheel travel 100mm (3.94 in)
Handlebars Alloy clip-on
Bodywork Fly-Screen

Suspension
Front suspension
o 43mm Öhlins USD forks
o Adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping
o Fully machined billet yokes
Rear suspension
o Öhlins reservoir-style twin shocks
o Adjustable ride height, preload, compression and rebound

Brakes
Front brakes
o Twin Brembo 320mm fully floating high carbon stainless steel discs
o Brembo 4 piston ‘goldline’ radially mounted calipers
o Brembo ‘goldline’ front brake master cylinder
o Stainless steel braided hoses
Rear brakes
o Single Brembo 220mm disc
o Brembo 2 piston caliper
o Brembo rear brake master cylinder
o Stainless steel braided hose

Dimensions
Fuel tank capacity 17 litres (4.5 US gallon)
Dry weight 205kg (452 lbs)
Seat height 813mm (32 in)
Wheelbase 1423mm (56 in)

Performance
Power 80PS @ 7700RPM
Torque 80Nm @ 6000RPM

Electronics & Controls
Charging system 300 watt hi-output alternator
Instrumentation Norton electronic analogue speedo and tachometer. Multi-function display including mileage, trip, battery voltage & time

Transmission
Gear box Constant mesh 5-speed
Final drive 525 “O” ring chain
Clutch Wet multi-plate hydraulic with Brembo hydraulic clutch actuation cylinder

Colours
o Black
o Manx Silver
o Piper Red

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