FS: 2014 Norton Commando 961 Sport - 7,006 miles - $13,400.00

FS: 2014 Norton Commando 961 Sport - 7,006 miles - $13,400.00 Image

FS: 2014 Norton Commando 961 Sport – SAYCMM019EY005145 – 7,006 miles – $13,400.00

The coolest bikes keep rolling in lately, check this beauty out!   “Made in England” this Norton Commando was purchased new here in the NW, the owner was from Portland. It was strictly used as a fun back road rider, no track days, not signs of abuse or neglect to be seen.  All the recommended services are up to date, with an oil and filter change less than 300 miles ago.  The Commando has a great sounding exhaust from South Bay Norton, sounds incredible.. We have already had a chance to run it through service, this Norton is ready to enjoy, owners manual, 2 keys and service records provided. Come see this one soon before it’s snatched up.

Some notes from a ride review;

“Exhaust noise suppression is highly superior” was not my first expected thought, but there it was. Second was that there was appreciable mechanical noise from the engine, even though Mark II powerplant had work done to improve refinement in noise, vibration, harshness. I mean, those are the three reasons I’ve always been attracted to vintage British bikes (as near as I can figure), plus that wonderful sense of riding a barely contained mechanical explosion, with the oily blood of the beast oozing forth as a trail of magnificent smoke wafts out behind and the forward view enhanced by the vibratory fizz of my eyeballs.

Not far off with this Commando, actually. After a light clutch pull and a good-feeling click into first gear, this 270-degree-crank parallel twin thumps off the line with vigor and plenty of torque and a fair bit of vibration. The exhaust note is hardly audible, but power wakes up at 3,500 rpm and the engine pulls strongly to a 79-hp peak then hits the rev-limiter a few hundred rpm short of the 8K-indicated redline. Torque is more than 50 pound-feet from 2,500 rpm to near redline, with a nice peak of 59 at 5,660 rpm. This is in the neighborhood of two-valve air-cooled Ducati twins used in Sport Classics and Monsters, which is a good place to be

Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes, and this spidery, stiff-looking chassis promise much. The sporting-standard riding position for a 6-foot-2 tester is click-in perfect, even if the dished seat is hard and thin and your feet are spread farther apart than expected by the width of the engine. The bike feels light enough on the road, though the optimistically claimed dry weight of 415 pounds is well under our measured weight of 490 pounds without fuel. Initial steering effort is fairly light, but it takes inside bar pressure to keep the bike on line.

This new Norton is 1) proof that Dreer and his crew made “good bones,” a fundamentally right motorcycle that could carry forward the tradition and spirit of a legendary brand, and 2) that Stuart Garner was the right person to pick up what was left. There is more to be done, which Garner and Skinner both acknowledge, but they say the company has “plenty of money about” and a workable plan for growth that keeps them in the hand-built, low-volume business of building special motorcycles.

Financing Available – O.A.C. – Credits cards accepted, up to $150.00 documentation charge may be added.

Seattle Used Bikes
4905 Aurora Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
dave @seattleusedbikes.com
Closed Sun/Mon Find us on Facebook and the Web

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FS: 2014 Norton Commando 961 Sport - 7,006 miles - $13,400.00

FS: 2014 Norton Commando 961 Sport - 7,006 miles - $13,400.00 Image

FS: 2014 Norton Commando 961 Sport – SAYCMM019EY005145 – 7,006 miles – $13,400.00

The coolest bikes keep rolling in lately, check this beauty out!   “Made in England” this Norton Commando was purchased new here in the NW, the owner was from Portland. It was strictly used as a fun back road rider, no track days, not signs of abuse or neglect to be seen.  All the recommended services are up to date, with an oil and filter change less than 300 miles ago.  The Commando has a great sounding exhaust from South Bay Norton, sounds incredible.. We have already had a chance to run it through service, this Norton is ready to enjoy, owners manual, 2 keys and service records provided. Come see this one soon before it’s snatched up.

Some notes from a ride review;

“Exhaust noise suppression is highly superior” was not my first expected thought, but there it was. Second was that there was appreciable mechanical noise from the engine, even though Mark II powerplant had work done to improve refinement in noise, vibration, harshness. I mean, those are the three reasons I’ve always been attracted to vintage British bikes (as near as I can figure), plus that wonderful sense of riding a barely contained mechanical explosion, with the oily blood of the beast oozing forth as a trail of magnificent smoke wafts out behind and the forward view enhanced by the vibratory fizz of my eyeballs.

Not far off with this Commando, actually. After a light clutch pull and a good-feeling click into first gear, this 270-degree-crank parallel twin thumps off the line with vigor and plenty of torque and a fair bit of vibration. The exhaust note is hardly audible, but power wakes up at 3,500 rpm and the engine pulls strongly to a 79-hp peak then hits the rev-limiter a few hundred rpm short of the 8K-indicated redline. Torque is more than 50 pound-feet from 2,500 rpm to near redline, with a nice peak of 59 at 5,660 rpm. This is in the neighborhood of two-valve air-cooled Ducati twins used in Sport Classics and Monsters, which is a good place to be

Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes, and this spidery, stiff-looking chassis promise much. The sporting-standard riding position for a 6-foot-2 tester is click-in perfect, even if the dished seat is hard and thin and your feet are spread farther apart than expected by the width of the engine. The bike feels light enough on the road, though the optimistically claimed dry weight of 415 pounds is well under our measured weight of 490 pounds without fuel. Initial steering effort is fairly light, but it takes inside bar pressure to keep the bike on line.

This new Norton is 1) proof that Dreer and his crew made “good bones,” a fundamentally right motorcycle that could carry forward the tradition and spirit of a legendary brand, and 2) that Stuart Garner was the right person to pick up what was left. There is more to be done, which Garner and Skinner both acknowledge, but they say the company has “plenty of money about” and a workable plan for growth that keeps them in the hand-built, low-volume business of building special motorcycles.

Financing Available – O.A.C. – Credits cards accepted, up to $150.00 documentation charge may be added.

Seattle Used Bikes
4905 Aurora Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
dave @seattleusedbikes.com
Closed Sun/Mon Find us on Facebook and the Web

tags: Norton, Commando,  Ducati, norton.motorcycles, sportbike,  used motorcycle, ducati, seattle, craigslist, Cycletrader, ebay, pnwmoto, pnwriders, , Yamaha, r1, zx, Kawasaki, ninja, classic, Sportbike, CBR, Suzuki,  KTM, Ducati, Honda, nakedbike, Ninja, streetfighter, 1990, 1991,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,2000, 01,02,03,04,05,06,07, 08, 09. 2010, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18