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Norton launches Commando 961 Cafe Racer in India, bookings commence for Rs 11.5 lakh

Norton launches Commando 961 Cafe Racer in India, bookings commence for Rs 11.5 lakh

British motorcycle manufacturer has launched the Commando 961 Cafe Racer in India. The Cafe Racer has been priced at an introductory amount of Rs 23 lakh, ex-showroom, Pune. In a report by Autocar India, only one unit of the Commando 961 Cafe Racer is available in India for sale. Finished in silver, the Commando 961 is sold by Motoroyale, which comes under the Kinetic Group. Motoroyale, as you may know, also sells the MV Agusta in India as well.

The Commando 961 Cafe Racer will be imported to India via the CBU (Completely Built Unit) route by Motoroyale who confirmed they will be bringing in more units based on the demand figure since its a 'make-to-order' offering. The motorcycle upon booking order will be hand built at Norton's manufacturing facility in Derby, UK, with a delivery time period of two to three months. Bookings for the Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer have already commenced for a token amount of Rs 11.5 lakh in India.

The Commando 961 Cafe Racer is a retro-styled motorcycle which takes design inspirations from classic cafe racers with aluminium clip-on handlebars. The fender and the flyscreen have been constructed from carbon fibre.

Under the tank sits a 961cc, parallel-twin motor with 2-valve head and push-rod actuation. Power figures have been quoted by Norton as 80bhp and 90Nm of torque. However, the India-spec Commando 961 will get a lower state of tune with power figures of 72bhp and 67Nm of torque.

The 961 Cafe Racer gets 43mm Ohlins USD forks at the front and Ohlins twin shocks with remote reservoirs at the rear. Norton intends to sell around 2,000 units in the Indian market by 2021. An ambitious figure can be helped by lower costs once Norton starts local manufacturing and assembly.

Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/auto/auto-news/story/norton-launches-commando-961-cafe-racer-in-india-bookings-commence-for-rs-11-5-lakh-1215763-2018-04-19

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