First showcased in India on October 12, just 37 examples of the Norton Commando and the Dominator will be sold in the country. The special edition Commando and Dominator are created for the Indian market and will come with a unique number and the customer’s name engraved on the bike.
The 961 cc parallel twin engine is tuned to generate maximum power of 70.94 bhp at 7,500 rpm and peak torque of 67 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Stopping power comes from twin 320 mm discs with Brembo 4-piston ‘Monobloc’ radial callipers at the front and a single 220m disc with a 2-piston calliper at the back. ABS is offered as standard.
Limited to just 19 units, the Commando features all-black retro styling with a hand-painted Union Jack on the fuel tank. The Dominator, on the other hand, is a retro-styled cafe racer that comes with loads of carbon fibre. The hand-painted Union Jack on the Dominator is placed on the rear seat cowl. The cafe racer will be limited to 18 units.
Shock absorbing tasks on the Dominator is performed by 43 mm Ohlins upside down forks at the front and an Ohlins mono-shock at the back with remote reservoir, which is adjustable for preload, compression and the ride height. Unlike the Dominator, the Commando uses twin-sided springs at the rear. Retro styling on Norton Commando and Dominator is enhanced by wire-spoke wheels and a round headlight.
Speaking about the limited edition Norton Commando and Dominator for the Indian market, Ajinkya Firodia, Managing Director, Motoroyale said:
Norton comes with a celebrated history filled with glory, stardom, and a huge fan following. The brand has been the symbol of fine British engineering for over a century. Thanks to the vintage-style combined with modern engineering, Norton enjoys a cult-like following among superbike enthusiasts across the globe. We are extremely proud that a brand with this kind of rich legacy has chosen to partner with Motoroyale and offer Indians exclusively, the limited edition Dominator & Commando. We envision a long JV partnership with Norton, as Motoroyale will soon be manufacturing Norton bikes in India.