2005 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
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