Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wow - the new Norton 961 Commando...

I can't believe how well they managed to preseve the classic Norton look - my 1972 Combat has the same gold lettering on a jet black tank and side panels. But this is just ... wow.

"It now looks like September could see the first of the new Norton 961 SE Commandos rolling off the production line. Although very similar in appearance to the ‘Kenny Dreer’ machine, it has been totally re-engineered and now boasts fuel injection.
The motor remains a pushrod Parallel Twin and is expected to give 80-85 hp in its final form. The frame too remains as per the prototype, BST carbon fiber wheels, Ohlin’s forks and twin rear shocks; along with Brembo brakes also mirror the original. Only 200 of these new machines will be built, all coming with a numbered plaque, costing £15,995. "
Check out the details and specs here: Norton 961 SE Commando First Look, or at the Norton web site.

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