Faster and Faster: Norton Commando 961 SE to be launched in September 2009

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Norton Commando 961 SE

Norton Commando 961 SE to be launched in 2009

No word on pricing but the Norton Commando 961 sure good!

Norton Motorcycles are at launching their first new in many years – the Commando 961 SE – in this year. The company start with producing 200 of the limited edition 961 SE and will start making the standard of the bike. Also, according to a on Dealer News. the iconic company is now looking for distribution outside the UK.

Deliveries are expected to start by the end of year or early next

The new Norton Commando will be with a 961cc air-cooled parallel-twin that produces 80 and 90Nm of torque. Other include a tubular steel five-speed gearbox, adjustable suspension (43mm fork at the reservoir-style twin shocks at the 17-inch wheels and Brembo (twin 320mm carbon-steel with radial mount at the front, single 220mm at the back). The bike weighs 188 dry, though the SE version come with various bits for reduced weight.

‘The Commando 961 SE has been by a team of experienced motorcycle engineers at Norton’s new facility at the Park grand prix It was felt that, to bring the up to date and deliver a good product, a ‘ground up’ exercise was necessary. This started in 2008 and has now progressed to says Simon Skinner, of Design at Norton .

Norton Commando 961 SE
Norton Commando 961 SE

‘The biggest challenge for the UK team was the full integration of the injection and engine management This needed to be done compromising styling and the classic of the Commando. The fuel injection is necessary to pass modern emissions legislation but also other benefits such as drivability and reliability,’ says

Hmm… we are quite excited the reborn Norton and we think the 961 might – just might – out to be a very good machine Pricing would be crucial as be RD budgets for continued development. But we Norton can take those in their stride, put their of false starts behind and make a fresh, successful new

This is one motorcycle brand definitely deserves to be resurrected!

Prices for Norton Commando 961 SE been announced — for the base model and US$19,499 for the model with carbonfibre

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