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2009 Norton NRV 588
2009 Norton NRV 588

– 2009 Norton NRV 588

2009 Norton NRV 588

Introducing the NEW Norton Commando

The NRV 588 represents a new beginning for Norton Motorcycles. Designed and built from the ground up, this bike continues the Norton legacy of defined style and performance.

This modern roadster reflects the soul of the original machine. Classic sculptural forms are combined with raw functionalism, laying beautiful shapes over a structural frame and muscular motor; resulting in a visual language that is both sensual and purposeful. With a very narrow waist and curves in just the right places, the 961 is a bike that feels as good as it looks.


Features and Benefits:


Simple and direct engineering solutions are employed to create a motor that is visually and mechanically elegant; efficiently assembled in production, and easily maintained or upgraded in the owner’s garage.



Carbon Fibre wheels reduce un-sprung weight; while 43mm, 3-way adjustable Ohlins front forks, and 4-way adjustable “piggy back” rear shocks provide an unparalleled connection with the road. Brembo Gold Line brakes combine excellent power and sensitive feedback. The chro-moly tubular steel frame and formed aluminium swing-arm, with a 56.5 inch wheelbase, 24.5 degrees of rake and 4 inches of trail provide athletic handling in the mountain passes and relaxed handling in hi-speed sweepers or just along the open road. Careful engineering analysis using FEA and physical testing has been employed to optimise the design for performance and safety.

Controls and Gauges

Reminiscent of the old Smith gauges, the instruments are modern-classics; electronic control, traditional layout and modern LCD display features create an easy-to-read minimal effect. Tapered aluminum handlebars and quality switchgear round out the rider input and display components.


2009 Norton NRV 588 – Specifications
MSRP* $Pricing available mid 2009

Frame material: 4130 chromoly steel
Swing arm: Formed Aluminium
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 tyre: 120/70 X 17″ Michelin Pilot Power
Rear tyre: 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 silencers with catalytic converters.
Ignition: Crank fired electronic
Carburetors: Twin 39mm Keihin FCR
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 analogue speedo and tachometer w/dual trip meters
Fuel tank capacity: 17l (4.5 US gallons)
Dry weight: 188kg (415lbs)
Seat height: 813mm (32″)
Oil capacity in frame: 3.3l (3.5 US quarts)
Gear case oil: 1.4l (1.5 US quarts)
Available colors: Black
Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.

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