2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII Review

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2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII
2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII

2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII
2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII

2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII
2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII

2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII
2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII

2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII
2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII



2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII Review

2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

From Cafe to Cafe…

The Commando 961 Cafe Racer was built to replicate the old style cafe racers with all modern components and engineering whilst maintaining a classic appearance and style.

2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

– Clip on style handlebars

– Upside down Ohlins forks

– Remote Brembo master cylinders

– Polished wheel rims

– Carbon fibre flyscreen

 

 

 

 

2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Norton heritage

Norton returns, the name synonymous with the British sport motorcycling culture, and a brand that added so many enduring names to the motorcycle lexicon – Commando, Dominator, and of course Norton Manx whose fame was gained while dominating world Gran Prix road racing for decades. When the first Norton motorcycle, the ‘Engerette’, rolled out of the original Birmingham England factory in 1902, it was the birth of a lineage of motorcycles that shapes the motorcycle scene to this day. It is fitting that the new factory and world headquarters of Norton are based at the spiritual centre of British motorsport, the famous Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit, so near the traditional heart of the British motorcycle industry in Birmingham. We embrace the passion and pride of Norton’s heritage, with our eyes firmly fixed on the future. We proudly continue the legacy and assume the mission of designing, engineering and building motorcycles that reflect the best of this iconic brand.

Features common to all Norton Commando 961 models

Norton is, and always will be a premium priced motorcycle with an emphasis on the quality of materials and attention to detail – designed and engineered for superior road manners and exceptional road holding. We are proudly British. More than 80% of a Norton’s individual parts are ‘Made in England’, and combine with some of the best components available.

 

Chassis and running gear

The Norton reputation for superior road-holding is legendary, and continues by building a chassis of the finest materials with real world geometry and settings. Norton frames are crafted in-house at our Castle Donington factory from cold drawn 1 inch diameter, .08″ wall thickness European steel. The frame also acts as the oil reservoir for the dry sump engine. Road manners are further enhanced by employing confidence inspiring and fully adjustable Ohlins suspension both front and rear, while braking tasks are handled by premier Brembo calipers, discs and master cylinders.

 

FACTORY FIT OPTIONS / PRICE

Black Chassis Pack £595
Polished Chassis Pack £595
Black Wheel Rims £245
Polished Aluminium Wheel Rims £245
Black Engine Barrel £300
Carbon Fibre Wheels £2,195

ACCESSORIES PRICE

Carbon Fibre Number Plate Hanger £245
Carbon Fibre Chain Guard £225
Chrome Plated Side Stand £150
Chrome Plated Chain Guard £150
Polished Gearbox Filler £50
Aluminium Fuel Tank £2,400
Short Open Exhaust Silencers £895
Long Open Exhaust Silencers £895
De-cat Exhaust System £295
Aluminium Oil Cooler £245
Black Paddock Stand £195

 


 

2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in USD

Engine

Engine type: In-house developed parallel twin with dry sump lubrication Compression ratio: 10.1:1
Displacement: 961cc Ignition: Crank fired electronic fuel injection and multiple 2 way catalytic converters. Euro 3 compliant.
Cooling system: Air/Oil Exhaust: Stainless steel Exhaust
Vavle actuation: Push rod, hydraulic roller lifter, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke: 88mm x 79mm

Transmission

Gear box: 5 Speed, Constant Mesh
Final drive: 525 O-ring chain
Clutch: Wet multi-plate

Dimensions

Wheelbase: 1420mm (55.9″) Front tyre: 120/70 x 17″
Rake: 24.5° Rear tyre: 180/55 x 17″
Trail: 99mm (3.9″) Front wheel travel: 115mm (4.53″)
Front wheel: 36 spoke 3.5″ x 17″ Polished Aluminium Rim Rear wheel travel: 100mm (3.94″)
Rear wheel: 40 spoke 5.5″ x 17″ Polished Aluminium Rim Seat height: 813mm (23″)

Suspension

Front suspension: 43mm Ohlins USD – adjustable preload, compression & rebound damping
Rear suspension: Ohlins twin shocks with remote reservoir – adjustable ride height, preload, rebound and compression

Brakes

Front brakes: Full Brembo system, twin Brembo 320mm fully-floating high carbon stainless steel discs & Brembo 4 piston “Mono bloc” radially mounted callipers. Brembo radial front brake master cylinder with remote reservoir
Rear brakes: Full Brembo system, single Brembo 220mm disc & Brembo 2 piston calliper. Brembo rear brake master cylinder

Clutch: Brembo radial hydraulic clutch master cylinder with remote reservoir and Brembo slave cylinder

Performance

Power: 80PS @ 6500RPM
Torque: 90Nm @ 5200RPM

Electronics & Controls

Charging system: 300 watt hi-output charging system
Instrumentation: Norton electronic analogue speedo and tachometer

Colour Options

Galactic Black with Gold Pinstripe
Galactic Black with Gold Pinstripe
Titanium Grey with Black Pinstripe
Titanium Grey with Black Pinstripe

 

 


 

2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in CDN

Engine

Engine type: In-house developed parallel twin with dry sump lubrication Compression ratio: 10.1:1
Displacement: 961cc Ignition: Crank fired electronic fuel injection and multiple 2 way catalytic converters. Euro 3 compliant.
Cooling system: Air/Oil Exhaust: Stainless steel Exhaust
Vavle actuation: Push rod, hydraulic roller lifter, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke: 88mm x 79mm

Transmission

Gear box: 5 Speed, Constant Mesh
Final drive: 525 O-ring chain
Clutch: Wet multi-plate

Dimensions

Wheelbase: 1420mm (55.9″) Front tyre: 120/70 x 17″
Rake: 24.5° Rear tyre: 180/55 x 17″
Trail: 99mm (3.9″) Front wheel travel: 115mm (4.53″)
Front wheel: 36 spoke 3.5″ x 17″ Polished Aluminium Rim Rear wheel travel: 100mm (3.94″)
Rear wheel: 40 spoke 5.5″ x 17″ Polished Aluminium Rim Seat height: 813mm (23″)

Suspension

Front suspension: 43mm Ohlins USD – adjustable preload, compression & rebound damping
Rear suspension: Ohlins twin shocks with remote reservoir – adjustable ride height, preload, rebound and compression

Brakes

Front brakes: Full Brembo system, twin Brembo 320mm fully-floating high carbon stainless steel discs & Brembo 4 piston “Mono bloc” radially mounted callipers. Brembo radial front brake master cylinder with remote reservoir
Rear brakes: Full Brembo system, single Brembo 220mm disc & Brembo 2 piston calliper. Brembo rear brake master cylinder

Clutch: Brembo radial hydraulic clutch master cylinder with remote reservoir and Brembo slave cylinder

Performance

Power: 80PS @ 6500RPM
Torque: 90Nm @ 5200RPM

Electronics & Controls

Charging system: 300 watt hi-output charging system
Instrumentation: Norton electronic analogue speedo and tachometer

Colour Options

Galactic Black with Gold Pinstripe
Galactic Black with Gold Pinstripe
Titanium Grey with Black Pinstripe
Titanium Grey with Black Pinstripe


 

2017 Norton Commando Cafe Racer 961 MKII – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine

Engine type: In-house developed parallel twin with dry sump lubrication Compression ratio: 10.1:1
Displacement: 961cc Ignition: Crank fired electronic fuel injection and multiple 2 way catalytic converters. Euro 3 compliant.
Cooling system: Air/Oil Exhaust: Stainless steel Exhaust
Vavle actuation: Push rod, hydraulic roller lifter, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke: 88mm x 79mm

Transmission

Gear box: 5 Speed, Constant Mesh
Final drive: 525 O-ring chain
Clutch: Wet multi-plate

Dimensions

Wheelbase: 1420mm (55.9″) Front tyre: 120/70 x 17″
Rake: 24.5° Rear tyre: 180/55 x 17″
Trail: 99mm (3.9″) Front wheel travel: 115mm (4.53″)
Front wheel: 36 spoke 3.5″ x 17″ Polished Aluminium Rim Rear wheel travel: 100mm (3.94″)
Rear wheel: 40 spoke 5.5″ x 17″ Polished Aluminium Rim Seat height: 813mm (23″)

Suspension

Front suspension: 43mm Ohlins USD – adjustable preload, compression & rebound damping
Rear suspension: Ohlins twin shocks with remote reservoir – adjustable ride height, preload, rebound and compression

Brakes

Front brakes: Full Brembo system, twin Brembo 320mm fully-floating high carbon stainless steel discs & Brembo 4 piston “Mono bloc” radially mounted callipers. Brembo radial front brake master cylinder with remote reservoir
Rear brakes: Full Brembo system, single Brembo 220mm disc & Brembo 2 piston calliper. Brembo rear brake master cylinder

Clutch: Brembo radial hydraulic clutch master cylinder with remote reservoir and Brembo slave cylinder

Performance

Power: 80PS @ 6500RPM
Torque: 90Nm @ 5200RPM

Electronics & Controls

Charging system: 300 watt hi-output charging system
Instrumentation: Norton electronic analogue speedo and tachometer

Colour Options

Galactic Black with Gold Pinstripe
Galactic Black with Gold Pinstripe
Titanium Grey with Black Pinstripe
Titanium Grey with Black Pinstripe

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