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Gas Man
12-28-2011, 09:20 PM
I likey!!




Steel tubular frame with integral oil tank with twin-sided steel construction (wheel base 55.9″) with 24.5-degree rake for 3.9″ of trail. Engine 961 cc Parallel Twin with push-rod valve. Transmission: Constant mesh 5-sped. Fuel tank: 4.5-gallon. Seat height: 32″. Front suspension via adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping 43 mm Ohlins. Rear Suspension: Ohlins Twin Shocks. Wheels, front 17″, rear 17″. Brembo Brakes, front 4-piston 320 mm discs, rear 2-piston 220 mm disc. Norton Motorcycles. (http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com/)

Kosher
12-28-2011, 09:32 PM
Its fine from an art perspective, personally I don't understand how anyone could spend more that 15 minutes on it without experiencing some sort of fatigue or pain.

Gas Man
12-28-2011, 09:39 PM
I would love to give it a whirl myself.

Moesride
12-28-2011, 10:12 PM
Koshers has a valid point. No dought it looks nice but for me I dont think I would be able to do more than 50 miles on it. I would have a hard time leaning forward reaching on the bars.

Gas Man
12-28-2011, 10:13 PM
I'll give it a try. I rode a sportbike for years.

Moesride
12-28-2011, 10:18 PM
I've always loved the look and actually have wanted a sport bike since I was a kid. My problem has always been fitment. I just couldn't get use to the leaning forward :idk: There cool as hell though!

Thruxtonbill
12-29-2011, 06:39 AM
This is way more of a standard then a sportbike, no clip ons here. You crusier guys kill me, when I ride a crusier, it's so uncomfortable I can Harley (get it) stand it.
This bike has had major problems, it was supposed to be here last Spring, as far as I know it still is not here in the states. I've been lusting over it since the first pics leaked out over two years ago. Lots of cool bits and a real work of art. I'll stop short of saying it's the best looking production bike ever made. Now, at over 20K it seems a little much for me, I mean with an extra 12 K I could make my Thrux everything this bike is and more.

Mad Dog
12-29-2011, 08:08 AM
I like it. Just not for me.

Chris300s
12-29-2011, 08:43 AM
Norton had 5-6 Commandos at the NEC show including the 961SE below. The Cafe was really popular but impossible to get a picture of because everyone was climbing all over it. Had all of the right bits.

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Gas Man
12-29-2011, 09:36 AM
This is way more of a standard then a sportbike, no clip ons here. You crusier guys kill me, when I ride a crusier, it's so uncomfortable I can Harley (get it) stand it.
This bike has had major problems, it was supposed to be here last Spring, as far as I know it still is not here in the states. I've been lusting over it since the first pics leaked out over two years ago. Lots of cool bits and a real work of art. I'll stop short of saying it's the best looking production bike ever made. Now, at over 20K it seems a little much for me, I mean with an extra 12 K I could make my Thrux everything this bike is and more.

I hear ya on the price point. Bill your Thrux is sexy sexy. I too have always wanted one.... but....

RedneckMedic
12-29-2011, 08:27 PM
sexy bike for sure. I've been looking for an old honda 750 to turn into a cafe because I love the style. hopefully this on is at IMS so we can see it in person

Thruxtonbill
12-29-2011, 08:33 PM
Thanks Gman, I was up at TT cycles a month or so ago to look at the Duc Diavel, It's a bike you really have to see in person, really interesting bike. If I were going to spend 20K on a bike, that would be it.

Gas Man
12-29-2011, 11:12 PM
That would be sweet rugby.

Bill, that duc is cool and all. But I think your bike is sexier. In a non homo way and all.

Dagnabit
01-02-2012, 03:20 AM
Sweet looking ride, but way out of my league price wise. I know the retro look is popular, but I dont know if its 20k popular. It kind of reminds me a bit of the old honda gb500 of the late 80's. yeah, yeah i know, british inspired jap replica, but that was the first thing i thought of when i saw it.

DK Custom
01-02-2012, 02:35 PM
I had a Norton Commando about 30 years ago. For the time it was a great handling bike. Rode it all day comfortably...course that was then...not sure how it would feel today. lol