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The 961 Street

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Welshrugby, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Welshrugby

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  2. Britfan60

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    It's kind of growing on me. Although I still think it looks like a Nortasaki. I would like to see a roadster with a proper one piece two up seat.
     
  3. BritTwit

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    Interesting.
    The new bodywork does give the bike a bit of the UJM look.
    But I think Henry Cole made the tank from metal - that's a plus.
    I wonder if the tank allows for additional steering lock?
    That would help the bike maneuver around town.

    Overall I think a new model improves the brand's visibility to the M/C community.
    And..variety is the spice of life.
     
  4. mdt-son

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    Agreed. There was never a real touring model in the 961 line-up. A twin seat model based on the California model, preferably with slimmed-down silencers and the cowling of the Street model would be a real treat. I guess rear part of the frame has to be altered to achieve this.

    -Knut
     
  5. Welshrugby

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    Nice stubby exhaust, i guess this would now be available for the standard 961. I did enquire about having the dominator exhaust on my new 961 but was told it wouldn't fit but this surely would. Not sure I want to stump out another £900 though, unless Clive wants to get rid of his long pipes, go short, pay me £900 as I have run them in then I can get em.
     
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  6. TonyA

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    The exhaust will require the Domiracer type muffler hangers. This is what I am seeing from the photos. Just think of the possibilities , new bodywork for a Std 961 Commando , or a complete makeover with exhaust and hangers. Cornering clearance should improve too ? I wonder what it sounds like ? Completely different than the duals , more of a howl when you're on the pipe. But if Norton are going to be making these parts then they should become available to the masses ? (all 2000 of us) PS I would rubber mount the muffler to the hanger if at all possible !
     
  7. jan nelder

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    would prefer black forks and silver rear shock reservoirs though! Maybe factory will oblige....
     
  8. Eljahara

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    For £18000 - you can have what you want!
     
  9. TonyA

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    True ! What about that muffler ? Will it be too loud for production ?
     
  10. Fast Eddie

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    “Off Road use only” I imagine...

    Ain’t no way that’s gonna be quiet !
     
  11. Clive

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    OOoo this is so tempting. NOT!!!!

    Ref the Domi exhausts do you mean the megas? I love the bark from my non standard open longs but keep listening to those megaphones on youtube…. There must be a fabricator who could make a pair to slip on the standard downpipes for the occasional audibly enhanced thrash. Even I would temporarily swap my longs for that gorgeous noise.
     
  12. Welshrugby

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    Your'e coming around Clive, yes it was the megas I would have gone for but pleased with the shorties. I didn't realise these were 2 into 1's on the street. I might lower the price on my shorties Clive if these cost less because one less can.
     
  13. Welshrugby

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    All sold, that was quick
     
  14. Fast Eddie

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    Blimey !
     
  15. Clive

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    So was there only one? Still surprised it sold.....
     
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  16. TonyA

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    I wonder how it sounds ? Will the bike have that muffler when delivered ?
     
  17. BritTwit

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    According to twitter - a production run of 50 bikes.
    That's great news.
    Shows the 961, in its many forms, still has it's Mojo!