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Video: World first ride on the Norton Commando 961

Published: 10 March 2009

MCN's Phil West is one of just a few people in the world to have ridden the new Norton Commando 961. Play the video to see close-up details, hear the Norton's raw growl and watch action footage of Phil riding the bike on Donington's small test track. 

"I've ridden so-called 'aspirational' production bikes which fail to come close to the Norton's mouth-watering style, impressive finish and peerless specification" says West. "After the gleaming black and gold beast is wheeled on to the hard standing, three surprises come in quick succession..."

To read more about what the new Norton Commando 961 is like to ride, tech secrets from designer Simon Skinner and an interview with Norton MD Stuart Garner, pick up the new look MCN, on sale Wednesday March 11.

Plus check back online soon for the answers to your questions for Norton and their MD Stuart Garner.

See our new look MCN below 

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