Built in Norton’s new state-of-the-art multi-million-pound factory in Solihull, both the Commando 961 is powered by an air-oil-cooled 961cc parallel twin, developing over 76PS (56kW) and 81Nm (60lb ft) through a five-speed constant mesh transmission via a single plate wet clutch.
Fully adjustable Öhlins forks on the front and dampers on the rear work in conjunction with a Brembo brake system and information is relayed to the rider via a standard electronic analogue speedometer and tachometer.
“The Commando name is iconic and is unmistakably Norton,” said Dr Robert Hetschel, Chief Executive Officer at Norton Motorcycles. “Our new generation Commando 961 SP and CR pay respect to timeless design whilst harnessing a modern flare.
“We have been rigorous in our approach to ensure we are providing the very best version of the Commando 961. To achieve the motorcycle’s artistic look demands supreme attention to detail and an uncompromising attitude towards using the very best quality material. From the sound of the engine to the feel of the tyres on the road, this new generation Commando 961 is the perfect combination of artistry, handling, attitude, and style.”