2024 Norton 961 LE TRANSATLANTIC Guide

2024 Norton 961 LE TRANSATLANTIC
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2024 Norton 961 LE TRANSATLANTIC: THE GREAT RED, WHITE & BLUE.

Introducing the 2024 Norton 961 LE TRANSATLANTIC…

In 1972, Norton created a 750 works race bike to compete in the Formula 750 category, with riders including Peter Williams, Phil Read, Tony Rutter, Mick Grant and David Aldana. Claiming victories in the British 750cc Championship, the F750 Isle of Man TT and of course the Transatlantic Trophy, the red, white, and blue racing livery became known globally in the space of two years. The 850cc successor to the racing machine released in 1974 was the road-legal version of the Commando competitor and had a top speed of 115mph.

Based on the Commando 961, the Commando 961 LE ‘Transatlantic’ reinterprets the iconic red, white and blue colour scheme across the petrol tank, airbox, seat unit and seat cowl. Added to this is a black engine, black footrests and black yokes. The colour-matched seat cowl also wears a commemorative 125-year anniversary crest, bearing the Limited Edition logo.

 

 

 

2024 Norton 961 LE TRANSATLANTIC Guide Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

IN HONOUR OF OUR 125TH ANNIVERSARY WE ARE CELEBRATING WITH

125 LIMITED EDITION MOTORCYCLES

 

 

 

2024 Norton 961 LE TRANSATLANTIC Guide Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

A LEGACY OF 125 YEARS
Since 1898, at Norton we have strived to be the best we can be. We have taken risks – some we’ve won, others we haven’t – but we would not be where we are if we had not tried. After all, you don’t win eight World Championships, 94 TTs and countless Bike of the Year accolades without pushing the boundaries. To celebrate our 125th anniversary, we are creating a range of Limited Editions that take inspiration from iconic models throughout the years: the Energette, Manx, the Formula 750 Works Racer and the NRS588.

There are six Limited Editions based on the Commando 961 SP, Commando 961 CR, V4SV and V4CR, with a production run of just 125 models across the entire collection.

 

 

 

 

 

2024 Norton 961 LE TRANSATLANTIC Guide – Totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £18,999 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

ENGINE TYPE
Norton air-oil-cooled pushrod parallel twin with dry sump lubrication

BORE & STROKE
88mm x 79mm

DISPLACEMENT
961cc

COMPRESSION RATIO
10.1:1

IGNITION
Crank-fired, electronic fuel injection

POWER
76.8bhp @7250rpm

TORQUE
81Nm @ 6300rpm

MUDGUARD
Carbon front mudguard

Pillion seat

Colour-matched seat cowl (Aftersales)

FRAME
Frame is hand TIG and MIG welded at Norton HQ

FUEL TANK
15 Litre

HANDLEBARS – SPORT
Black anodised tapered high bars

HANDLEBARS – CAFÉ RACER
High-grade anodised billet aluminium clip-ons

WHEELBASE
1400mm

RAKE
24.5 º

TRAIL
99mm

SEAT HEIGHT
810mm

YOKES
Billet-machined

EXHAUST
Full stainless steel exhaust system with multiple 3-way catalytic converter

KERB WEIGHT
230kg

GEARBOX
5-speed constant mesh type

FINAL DRIVE
525 O-ring chain

CLUTCH
Wet multi-plate

FRONT BRAKES
Full Brembo system – twin Brembo 320mm fully-floating high carbon steel discs and Brembo 4-piston Mono Bloc radially mounted calipers with ABS, and Brembo front brake master cylinder

REAR BRAKES
Full Brembo system – Brembo 240mm disc and 2-piston caliper with ABS, and Brembo rear brake master cylinder

FRONT SUSPENSION
43mm Öhlins upside-down forks – adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping

REAR SUSPENSION
Öhlins twin shocks with remote reservoir – fully adjustable

FRONT WHEEL
36-spoke, 3.5″ x 17″ polished aluminium rim

REAR WHEEL
40-spoke, 5.5″ x 17″ polished aluminium rim

FRONT TYRE
Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300, 120/70ZR17

REAR TYRE
Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300, 180/55ZR17

LIGHTING
Polished stainless-steel single headlamp

INSTRUMENTS
Norton analogue speedometer and tachometer

CHARGING SYSTEM
300W high-output

MATRIX BLACK
With polished rims or black rims

MANX PLATINUM
With polished rims or black rims

 

 

 

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