BikeWale reports that bookings for the Norton Commando 961 have begun. The British bicycle manufacturer will sell its products through Kinetic Group's MotoRoyale.

  Norton Commando 961 Sport Mark II press front right
The Norton Commander 961 is a retro-modern motorcycle for the niche market.

The booking amount varies from dealer to dealer. Some traders accept INR 2 lakhs for bookings, while other traders reportedly ask for 50% down payment, which is about INR 12 lakhs. The bike costs 23 lakhs according to INR. The bicycle enters the country via the CBU route and its delivery is reported to begin by the end of June. It was reported in November last year that Norton is bullish about the Indian market . The brand has teamed up with MotoRoyale in a 49:51 joint venture. The brand's CKD products are expected to hit the market by the end of 2018 and expect prices to become relatively more competitive. The bicycle manufacturer will assemble its products at the Kinetic plant in Ahmednagar.

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The Norton Commando 961 Sport Mark II & Café Racer Mark II uses a 961 cc dual parallel engine with air and oil cooling. It's good for 80 hp at 6,500 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 5,200 rpm. The engine works together with a 5-speed gearbox. The suspension bits include 43mm Ohlins Upside Down forks, adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping. The rear uses OHLINS twin damper with external reservoir – fully adjustable.

  Norton Commando 961 sports press rear right
In November last year, it was reported that Norton works on a Royal Enfield 650 rival

Two 320-millimeter front discs and a rear 240-millimeter Slice (220 millimeters for the Café Racer), both from Brembo, take responsibility for braking. Although the rival of the motorcycle is the Triumph Thruxton R it is more of a niche product given its premium price.

Norton Commando 961 Sport Mark II – Image Gallery

[Source: BikeWale ]

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