- It will be launching standard models of the Commando and Dominator
- Half the parts will be locally manufactured in India
- This will reduce the pricing of the bikes in India
Motoroyale has confirmed that it will source locally-manufactured parts for Norton bikes in India from next year. These components will be used on the standard variants of the Norton Commando 961 Sport MK II and Dominator which will be launched in 2019.
The special edition models of the Norton Commando 961 Sport MK II and Dominator have been launched in India, recently. These are limited to just 37 units (19 Commandos, 18 Dominators), as of now. The bikes will be sold through Kinetic-owned Motoroyale multi-brand outlets.
Components will be locally sourced and produced which will, in turn, reduce the pricing of the motorcycles. Currently, both bikes are priced heftily in India; the Norton Commando is priced at Rs 20.6 lakhs and the Dominator is retailed at Rs 23.7 lakhs (ex-showroom). They are expensive because they come via CBU route and are special edition models.
The Norton Commando and Dominator are modern classic bikes which are powered by a 961cc parallel-twin engine mated to a five-speed gearbox. It churns out 79bhp of power at 6500rpm and 90Nm of torque at 5200rpm. In terms of pricing, the bikes will rival the Ducati Monster 1200 and the MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR, in India.