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2006 Norton Commando 961/SS

Norton 961SS Norton 961SS

The 961/SS Commando represents a new beginning for Norton Motorcycles. Designed and built from the ground up, this bike continues the Norton legacy of defined style and performance.

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 961/SS is a bike that feels as good as it looks.

Technical Data;


  • Description: Roadster - limited edition, signed and numbered. High specification suspension, brakes, wheels, solo seat
  • List Price: $20,000
  • Warranty: 1 year, 10,000 miles
  • Manufacturer: Norton Motorsports, 17835 SE 82nd Drive, Portland, OR 97027

    Power Assembly;

  • Engine: air-cooled parallel twin cylinder
  • Bore x Stroke: 88 X 79mm
  • Displacement: 961cc
  • Compression Ratio: 10:1
  • Valvetrain: two valves per cyclinder, push-rod actuation, hydraulic roller lifters
  • Carburetion: Two 39mm Keihin slide carburetors with accellerator pumps
  • Ignition: Crank-fired, programmable electronic ignition control module
  • Oiling: Dry sump, 4 quart capacity
  • Electrical Power: 330 w
  • Battery: 12v, 12ah
  • Chassis;

  • Frame: welded chro-moly steel tubing
  • Swing-arm: formed and welded aluminum
  • Wheelbase: 56.5 inches
  • Rake: 24.5 inches
  • Trail: 4 inches
  • Seat Height: 32 inches
  • Weight: 410 lbs dry
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Suspension;

  • Front forks: 43mm Ohlins 3-way adjsutable RSU
  • Rear shocks: 4-way adjsutable reservoir style
  • Front brakes: Twin 320mm Brembo rotors with Brembo Gold-Line master cylinder, and calipers
  • Rear Brakes: Single 240mm Brembo rotor with Brembo Gold-Line master cyclinder and 4 piston caliper
  • Front Wheel: 3.5X17 BST Carbon Fiber
  • Rear Wheel: 5.5X17 BST Carbon Fiber
  • Front Tire: Michelin Pilot Power 120/70ZR-17
  • Rear Tire: Michelin Pilot Pilot Power 180/55ZR-17