Norton Motorcycle Company was founded in the year 1898 and started manufacturing motorcycles in the year 1902. They made their first in-house engine in the year 1908 and started producing single cylinder motorcycles. A Norton motorcycle also has the honor of winning the first-ever Isle of Man TT race. Other than winning the race, this motorcycle also held many records at the time of the First World War hostilities. The production of Norton motorcycles continued through the First World War but most of the efforts were geared towards war exigencies.
The production resumed after the war and it started delivering motorcycles to the customers in the waitlist in the April 1919. It again started manufacturing military motorcycles at the start of the Second World War. It is estimated that almost 25% of the over 100,000 motorcycles with the British military were made by Norton. The model preferred by the military was the WD 16H and WD big four. Norton has manufactured over 100 models since its inception. In the Superbike era, a Norton Commando model was its most popular model.
Currently Norton sells three different lines of its motorbikes: Commando 961 SF, Commando 961 Cafe Racer and Commando 961 Sport. The Commando 961 sport model is powered by a parallel twin engine with a displacement of 961 cc. it is air cooled and has electronic fuel injection system. The 5 speed gearbox assures comfortable rides. It has a wheel base of 1420 mm and 17″ front and rear tires. This model is available in both dual seat and single sear configuration. In addition to these standard specifications, there are a variety of options to upgrade the Norton motorbike.
The Commando 961 cafe racer model features a design matching the old style cafe racers. It is also powered by the parallel twin engine with 961 cc displacement. It also comes with electronic fuel injection system and electronic start. Its components include brembo brakes, ohlins twin shock rear suspension system and Norton electronic analogue tachometer and speedometer. The engine is capable of producing highest torque of 90 Nm at 5200 RPM.
This model also comes with dual and single seat configuration and many other options such as black wheel rims, polished chassis, carbon wheels, paddock stand and many others. The Commando 961 SF model is also powered by the same engine and performs equally well. Norton launched this model after the success of the sport model. All of the Norton motorbikes are available in four different colors.
These motorbikes by Norton have excellent designs and are powered by high performance engine. All the components used in the making of these motorcycles are of high quality and will serve the buyers well if proper maintenance is done at regular intervals. However, there are times when a component fails without any warning. However, if you live in Sydney and have motorcycle battery problems, you can call roadside response at 1300 468 931. The technician from Roadside response will respond to your call within 2 minutes and will replace the Norton motorbike battery at your location.
This service is available 24 x 7 and covers the whole of Sydney. The best thing about the service is that there is no annual fee or joining fee or call out fee. Also, you do not need to register with the service to get the battery replaced. The batteries from Roadside response come with a price beat guarantee which means that they will match any price quoted by a competitor. Therefore, whenever you have any problems with your Norton motorbike batteries, give a call to 1300 468 931 and keep enjoying your rides.