Currently the most ambitious project of Norton is the development of a new street Superbike, but what feeds them truly is selling Norton Commando units adapted to the XXI century. Probably the most appealing variant of classic British bike is the Norton Commando 961 Café Racer Mick Grant Special, a limited edition of just 7 units in tribute to the Commando who piloted in Grant Road Races. The price is 18.715 pounds or 26,000 euros to change.
As good replica mimics the decor in blue and white of John Player Special, but is by no means the only thing. Cupolino and comes with a chain guard in carbon fiber chassis Norton officer in black, steel exhaust with black ceramic finish, the signing of Mick Grant himself on the bike and the ability to take a picture with the ex- driver when giving the bike to its owner.
Mick Grant was one of the most prominent drivers of Road Races in the 70s, with 7 victories in the Tourist Trophy. Norton factory driver won several races for the brand with a Norton Commando of the time.
Chassis for track
This decoration comes from pearls to the Norton Commando 961 Café Racer, which already enjoys very standard with a racing cycle part. Still there the inverted fork Öhlins 43mm Öhlins rear shock double, or double Brembo front brake disc 320mm and Brembo 4-piston monobloc.
The pity is that the engine has not been modified accordingly. Remains its parallel twin of 961 cc, with 80 hp at 6,500 rpm and an interesting couple of 90 Nm at 5,200 rpm. The dry weight is 188 kilos, comes with 17 liters of space for storage and seat height from the ground of 813 mm.