One one hand, this rebirth of Norton (especially with the limited production “Special Edition”) is worth a second look. On the other hand, the seller’s photos are so awful that I almost couldn’t bring myself to feature it on this site. So let’s just leave it with one photo, and a quick rant – if you’re selling a bike for $33,000, you better spend the time to have decent photos taken! With that said, let’s get to the bike itself. With a limited production of just 200 for the Special Edition, this is #113 and is even more rare as it has negligible mileage on it.
I have to admit, this bike never made much sense to me – it didn’t pursue either extreme of advancing the Norton name with technological innovations or taking you back with classic looks. To me, it looks like what Honda would have made several years ago if they tried to update the GB500. Norton sold it based on the value of their name, which was apparently worth $26,500 a bike! Here’s your chance to pay even more to get a bike that isn’t very fast, isn’t very good-looking, and isn’t very much of…anything. I feel like this post deserves a bold disclaimer about how the above is solely my opinion! Find this Norton Commando 961 SE for sale in Vancouver, British Columbia with a BIN price of $33,000