Post Sale Update: This Commando sold for $11,000 after 2 bids on eBay.
Norton has had a long history in racing, but their street bikes are best remembered currently as exactly that: historical pieces. Recently however, a large injection of cash has saved the brand and created the masterpiece Norton Commando 961. Available in several trims, the SF model featured Ohlins suspension, Brembo binders, and some carbon fiber accessories. The parallel twin engine puts out a reasonable 79hp, but for me this bike is all about the looks. The gorgeous steel tube frame gives a modern touch to the classically styled gas tank and tail section. Just the right amount of pinstriping on the carbon fiber fairings matches the body.
These bikes are rare in the wild, often kept under covers hidden away from the public. The owner of this 2014 Norton Commando SF (VIN: SAYCMF011EY005149) did his duty and made the world a better place by riding to 8,498 miles, with the 10,000 mile service having been just completed. Not only was this machine well cared for, it can be ridden freely without much fear of ruining a 0 mile bike. Some Rizoma parts are accompanied by the black chassis and painted covers. It is currently located in San Jose, and ready for someone else to make the world a better place. This auction should serve as an indicator for the current value of the Commando 961, as I mentioned many of them are hidden away with little to no miles in hopes of future value. The seller says he paid $26,000 new in 2015. What are your thoughts?
Find this newer Norton for sale in San Jose, California with an unmet opening bid of $11,000