Details are still a little sketchy about the Norton Commando 961 SE that will be shown at the Toronto Motorcycle Show in December, but some intriguing elements are being revealed by Norton Motorcycles Canada.
Suspension will be Ohlins, and Brembo will supply the brakes. The Norton will sit on carbon fibre wheels, and will be assembled by hand at "one of Europe’s most advanced machining facilities" in Donington Park.
The Ohlins fork will be "right way up" for the sake of appearance, and Ohlins twin rear shocks with remote reservoirs will be fully adjustable. The Brembo calipers will be axially mounted and will be mated to 320 mm discs.
The Commando’s frame will be steel tube in construction with an integrated oil tank.
Instruments will be standard style with analog gauges and electronic actuation.
Menard Competition Technologies of Oxfordshire has signed on to develop the motors, which will be 961 cc parallel-twin in construction, with pushrod valve actuation and fuel injection, and will pump at least 80 hp through the rear wheel, according to CMG’s secret information.
We are striving to get you Canadian prices, but for the moment, all we can say is that Canadian numbers will be limited to 20 for the first year.