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2005 Norton 952 Commando

Norton 952 Commando

The Norton 952 Commando is the future. Originally designed and built from the ground up, this bike continues the Norton legacy of defined style and performance. Norton motorcycle enthusiasts will recognize the integrated styling of vintage Commandos with a touch of modern flair.

This modern roadster reflects the soul of the original machine. Classic sculptural forms are combined with raw functionalism, laying beautiful shapes over a structural frame and muscular motor; resulting in a visual language that is both sensual and purposeful. With a very narrow waist and curves in just the right places, the 952 is a bike that feels as good as it looks.


  • Frame material: 4130 chromoly steel
  • Swing arm: Box section re-enforced 4130 chromoly steel
  • Oil capacity: oil-in-frame backbone tank holds 3.5 qts of oil
  • Wheelbase: 56.5"
  • Rake 24.5: degrees
  • Front suspension: 43 mm conventional Ohlins with ti-nitride coated tubes
  • Rear suspension: Twin 4-way adjustable piggy back style Ohlins shocks
  • Front wheel: 3.50 X 17" 6 spoke forged alloy wheels
  • Rear wheel: 5.50 X 17" 6 spoke forged alloy wheels
  • Front tire: 120/70 X 17" Avon radial dual compound
  • Rear tire: 180/55 X 17" Avon radial dual compound
  • Front wheel travel: 5.5"
  • Rear wheel travel: 4.0"
  • Front rotors: Brembo 320mm semi-floating hi carbon stainless steel
  • Rear rotors: Brembo 220mm rear rotor
  • Front calipers: Brembo 4 piston "Gold Line"
  • Rear calipers: Brembo 2 piston "gold-line"
  • Engine type: Parallel twin with push-rod valve actuation
  • Displacement: 961 cc
  • Cooling system: Air/oil
  • Bore x stroke: 88 mm X 79 mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.1:1
  • Horsepower: 80 rear wheel
  • Torque: 70 foot pounds
  • Exhaust:1 3/4" header system with merged collector and twin mufflers with catalytic converters.
  • Ignition: Optical trigger
  • Gearbox: 5 speed
  • Final drive: 520 "O" ring chain
  • Clutch: Cush drive clutch w/ internal torque locker
  • Primary drive: Direct gear drive
  • Charging system: 300 watt hi-output charging system
  • Instrumentation: Norton electronic analog speedo and tachometer w/dual trip meters and dash light adjustable dimmer
  • Fuel tank capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Dry weight: 415lbs
  • Seat height: 31.5"
  • Warranty: 2 year unlimited mileage
  • Available colors: Black, red, yellow