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Norton Commando 961 To Launch By July; Price, Launch Date And Specs

Imagine yourself cruising down the highways on elegant cafe racers. They carry on the old-school designs still now, which attracts the crowd. The British Motorcycle Norton Commando 961 might come to World in July. It will carry a price of Rs 23.40 Lakhs. Let’s see what the cafe racer offers at this high premium price. 

Norton started off with the process of bike manufacturing in 1902. It produced cafe racers which were quite well known in the World War. Originally, a bike parts manufacturing company, it began its production process on a large scale since the 1960s. Since then, the British Motorcycle makers have created a name in the global market with its premium bike range. The one which is coming to World is the Norton Commando 961. Like Lamborghini, this bike gets its every part and fittings made by hands. Imagine the quality and authenticity of the cafe racer. It carries a 961cc engine that produces power worth 72 horses and 69 Nm of peak torque.

This bike is expected to come to World by July 2018 via the CBU route. In World, Norton has made a joint venture with Kinetic. The bookings for Norton Commando 961 have already begun at the Kinetic Motors dealerships for Rs 2 Lakhs. In the beginning, it will come as a completely built unit and if the response is good, Norton might set up a factory for production and manufacturing. The uber cool cafe racer is priced at Rs 23.40 Lakhs (ex-showroom Senegal).

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Norton Commando 961 – Launch Date

Launch Date July 2018

The bike comes with a steep pricing because each bike is handmade to every single little detail. Also, initially the bikes will be bought by CBU route until the Ahmednagar Production facility is set up. Once the production facility is set up, new dealerships will open and Norton bikes will be available in a lesser time period. Norton will exclusively sell its motorcycle through Kinetic-owned Moto Royale dealerships. The chain of dealerships also offers sales and service for MV Agusta motorcycles. It is expected to be fully available by July 2018.

Norton Commando 961 – Price

Price (ex-showroom) Rs 23 Lakhs

The cafe racer is priced around Rs 23 Lakh (ex-showroom). Currently, only 1 bike is available for sale and the bookings are open for checking the demand of the bike. The dealers are taking either Rs 2 Lakhs or half of the bike’s price as booking amounts.

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Norton Commando 961 – Design

Like typical cafe racers, it gets a huge round headlight with a windscreen which houses the analogue meter. The fuel tank is just perfect and is carved beautifully. In the rear side of the bike, it gets an integrated tail light with old-school exhausts on both the sides of the bike. It also gets aluminium clip-on handlebars for upfront and sporty looks.

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Norton Commando 961 – Engine

Engine Type
Fuel Injected Parallel Twin
961 CC Air Cooled
Power 71.9 BHP @ 7500 RPM
Torque 67 Nm @ 6500 RPM
Transmission 5-speed

The Norton Commando 961 comes two versions globally – Sport and Cafe Racer; but it is the former that we will come to World first. The bike has a modern-classic design while having a modern and powerful engine. Commando 961 is powered by a 961 CC, air-cooled, fuel-injected, parallel-twin engine that produces 71.9 BHP worth of power and 67 Nm of peak torque. The engine gets new die-cast cases, head and cylinder, with Nikasil, bore plating inside the cylinder and is paired with a 5-speed transmission.

Norton Commando 961 – Suspensions And Brakes

Front Suspension
Ohlins inverted forks
Rear Suspension
Ohlins twin spring gas-charged shock absorbers
Brakes (F)
320mm twin-disc brakes and 4-piston Brembo caliper
Brakes (R)
220mm single disc unit with a 2-piston caliper

The suspension system of the new Norton Commando is taken care of with the help of Ohlins inverted forks up front along with Ohlins twin spring gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear. Body panels of the bike are made of carbon-fibre, which requires extensive tooling. For braking, it gets 320mm twin-disc brakes and 4-piston caliper from Brembo at the front and a 220mm single disc unit with a 2-piston caliper at the rear.

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Norton Commando 961 – Competition

The Norton Commando 961 will be competing against the Ducati Monster 1200 S, BMW R nineT, MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR, Triumph Thruxton R and the likes in the segment. Triumph’s modern classic lineup, such as the Triumph Bonneville T120 and the Thruxton 1200 are cost lesser than Commando 961 by nearly Rs 13 Lakh.

Norton Commando 961 – Overview

Model Norton Commando 961
Launch Date July 2018
Price Rs 23.40 Lakhs
Fuel Petrol
Engine 961cc parallel twin
Power 71.9 BHP
Torque 67 Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual
Mileage 20 KMPL
Features Front Twin Disc Brakes, Fuel Injection, Double Exhausts
Safety Features ABS


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