Norton motorcycles approved in Canada, coming in spring.

March 8 2013

Transport Canada gives its seal of approval to Norton Motorcycles and three variations of the Commando 961 will soon be arriving.

This is among the most serious revivals of the Norton name in the company’s storied past, having overcome several setbacks before finally being approved. The new Commando 961 will be assembled by hand in the U.K.

The three models coming to Canada are the SE, the SF and the Café Racer. All are powered by a fuel-injected, 961 cc parallel twin that uses a 270-degree crankshaft, similar to the Yamaha Super Ténéré and Triumph twins.

These bikes will be available in very limited numbers and will include high-end components like a Spondon engineered frame, fully adjustable Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes.

The bikes come with solo saddles, and dual seat versions are available st extra cost. The SE versions are sold out, and the first production run will go to customers who had given deposits on the machines beginning in 2010.

Prices start at $22,999 for the Café Racer and go up to $24,850 for the dual seat SF model.

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