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    Thumbs up The New Norton

    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.

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    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.
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    I would love to give it a whirl myself.
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    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.

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    I'll give it a try. I rode a sportbike for years.
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    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 There cool as hell though!

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    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.

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    I like it. Just not for me.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Thruxtonbill View Post
    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....
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