The new 2012 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer is a beautiful motorcycle. In tradtional British Motorcycle style, the Norton Commando has a paralell twin engine with pushrod-actuated valves and a 5 speed transmission. The Norton has a sturdy frame with Ohlins front and rear suspension and Bremb….
Engine and transmission Displacement
961.00 ccm (58.64 cubic inches)
Engine type: Twin, four-stroke
Engine details: Parallel twin with push-rod valve actuation, dry sump, 3 bearing crank and balancer shaft.
Power: 80.00 HP (58.4 kW)) @ 6500 RPM
Torque: 90.00 Nm (9.2 kgf-m or 66.4 ft.lbs) @ 5200 RPM
Valves per cylinder: 2
Fuel system: Injection. EFI
Ignition: Crank fired
Lubrication system: Dry sump
Cooling system: Air
final drive: Chain
Clutch: Wet multi-plate hydraulic lifter
Driveline: 525 “O” ring chain
Emission details: Euro 3 compliant with electronic fuel injection and multiple 3 way catalytic converter
Exhaust system: Café Racer Sports Exhaust.
Physical measures and capacities
Dry weight: 188.0 kg (414.5 pounds)
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 203.5 kg (448.6 pounds)
Power/weight ratio: 0.4255 HP/kg
Seat height: 813 mm (32.0 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Wheelbase: 1,420 mm (55.9 inches)
Fuel capacity: 17.03 litres (4.50 gallons)
Oil capacity: 3.30 litres (0.22 quarts)
Model: Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer
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Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type: Steel tubular with integral oil tank
Rake (fork angle): 24.5°
Trail: 90 mm (3.5 inches)
Front suspension:43mm Ohlins USD – Adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping.
Front suspensiontravel: 115 mm (4.5 inches)
Rear suspension: Ohlins reservoir-style twin shocks – Adjustable ride height, reload, compression and rebound
Rear suspension travel: 110 mm (4.3 inches)
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-17
Rear tyre dimensions: 180/55-17
Front brakes: Double disc. Full Brembo system, twin semi-floating hi carbon stainless steel discs, Brembo 4 piston “Gold Line” axial callipers
Front brakes diameter: 320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc. Full Brembo system, 2 piston “Gold Line” calliper
Rear brakes diameter: 220 mm (8.7 inches)