The 2005 Norton 952 Commando is a café racer bike, and its unique styling and powerful capabilities harken back to the early days British motorcycle ingenuity.
The frame of the Norton 952 is composed of molybdenum steel alloy tubular sections, engineered for rigidity and torsional strength. The black-coated chassis serves both to cradle, and to highlight, the looks of the powerful 952cc parallel twin cylinder engine at the heart of the 952 Commando. The engine features air cooling in addition to oil cooling, supplied by the powerful oil pump. Producing 80 horsepower at the rear wheel and 65 ft/lbs of torque, the Commando is more than capable of providing power on demand, and throttle control in all situations. The 952 feeds a steady diet of fuel to the four-stroke engine via carburetor. The internal hydraulic torque limiter keeps the power in check, allowing an aggressively controlled riding style. The electric starter is simple and dependable, thanks to the 300 watt electrical system.
Ignition on the 2005 Norton 952 is handled by an optical-electrical, or photoelectric impulsator. The placement of the drivetrain is low, in order to promote a low center of gravity in a bike that has a rather high and straight, yet forward-leaning cockpit. Norton has given the Commando 952 a five-speed gearbox standard, and an optional six-speed manual transmission, both of which are chain-driven, and provide smooth shifting at both low rpm urban environments, and full-on, high-revving highway conditions.
The Ohlins suspension system of the 2005 Norton 952 is a marvelous example of the wonderful blend of technical high performance and style that fans have come to expect from the British motorbike maker. In front, the Commando depends on the 43mm Ohlins telescopic fork, which allows 5.5 inches of wheel travel. The golden-colored finish of the fork looks great and matches the braking system, as well as the drive chain. In the rear, we find a twin sided swing arm composed of chromium molybdenum, featuring dual-adjustable Ohlins shock absorbers, which allow for four inches of wheel travel. The golden-colored springs and fluid reservoirs keep the color scheme consistent, and bold.More specs and user manual of Norton Commando 952 you can see in next overview.
Norton Commando 952 specifications
Model: Norton 952 Commando
Manufacturer: Norton Motorsports, Inc.
Model Year: 2005
Material: super-strong Chrome-plated steel Molybdenum
Reverse fly: Strengthening the construction of rectangular cross sections
Wheelbase: 56.5 inches (143.5 cm)
The angle of the column: 24.5 degrees
Front suspension: fork tubes with a diameter of 43 mm made in the Italian style "ceriani"
Rear suspension: two damper can be adjusted pre-load springs, depreciation and compression.
Front-wheel: 3,50 x 17, 6 spokes, forged aluminum
Rear-wheel: 5,50 x 176 spokes, forged aluminum
Color wheel: anodized; option option - nickel-chromium-plated
The front tire: 120/70 x 17, radial tire
Rear tire: 180/55 x 17, radial tire
An front wheel: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
An rear-wheel: 4 inches (10 cm)
Chassis and dimensions
Front brake: Brembo disc diameter of 300 mm of hu stainless steel
Rear brakes: Brembo disc diameter of 220 mm
Front staples: 4 Brembo "Gold Line"
Rear staples: Double Brembo
Adjusting: fully adjustable brake master cylinder and clutch
Engine and transmission
Engine type: Parallel Twin
Cooling System: air-oil system, a powerful oil pump
Bore and stroke: 88 x 79 mm
Capacity: about 80 hp the rear wheel
Torque: 65 lb-ft (88.1 m)
The exhaust system: 1 3 / 4
Ignition: optical-electrical (photoelectric) impulsator
Gearbox: standard version - 5 speeds; option - 6
Strength: with a hydraulic torque limiter Interna
l Electrical system: 300 W
Products: Norton - an electronic analog speedometer and tachometer, two tripmetra (meter run), the regulator intensity lights, the dashboard (Dimmers)
Volume: 4.1 gallons (15.5 liters)
Dry weight: 399 pounds (180.7 kg)
Saddle height: 31.5 (80 cm)