Norton Commando 961

The Proper English Roadster

1902, the first Norton motorcycle, the ‘Engerette’, rolled out of the original Birmingham England factory. It was the birth of a marque that shapes the motorcycle scene to this day - Norton - a name synonymous with British sport motorcycling and the Cafe Racer culture. The Norton Commando, Dominator, Fastback and Manx, all enduring names in the sport motorcycle lexicon, with equal fame garnered on the race-track as Norton proved to be a dominate force in world road racing for much of the 20th century.


GP Motorcycles' history with Norton goes back a looooooooong way...

Before GP Motorcycles even opened it's doors in 1994, owner Paul Lima, built and successfully raced a 1966 Norton Atlas 750 in the 750 Sportsman and Formula Vintage classes of AHRMA (American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association) -- many of the races were held at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, California.

Over the years, many Nortons have come through GP, including several Norton Commandos and a Norton Manx - single cylinder racer. Paul also won races several races on the Manx. :)

The new Norton Commando 961s are slowing making there way across the pond, and while most are pre-sold, we do have the occasional bike show up with no one to meet it at the dock. These lovelies will appear in our inventory list below.

Current Inventory