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Malarkey Commando 920

Norton Commando Specification:

Design: Jerry Hutchinson, Malarkey Engineering. The design inspiration was a mid 1970s Norton Commano Roadster.Design cues carried through to the 21st Century  Commando include the tank, side panels, peashooter  silencers, Z-plates for footrest mounting, seat knobs and the motor and transmission.                     

Frame: Metal Malarkey Engineering one off CDS steel bronze                       welded frame. Metisse Mk3 inspired.

Swingarm: Metal Malarkey Engineering, oval section, internal                        adjusters.

Hubs: Talon front and rear (inc' cush drive)

Rims: Morad - Front 3.6 X 18, Rear 5 X 18 flanged.


Tyres: Bridgestone Battlax T30
 F.120 70 17             R.150 70 17


Brakes: Calipers: Harrison Billet front 6 pot with Brembo master                      cylinder, rear 2 pot.
Discs: F320, wavey, semi floating.
R250, wavey, fixed.

Master cylinders: Brembo radial.
Reservoirs: TWC.

Forks and Yokes: Buell Cyclone 43mm.


Rear suspension: Hagon remote shocks

Engine: Built by Mick Hemmings. Commando Mk2A. 270 degree let crankshaft and custom cam with Peter Williams PW3profile. 920cc barrel and pistons from Steve Maney. 9.5:1compression ratio. Stage 1 Steve Maney cylinder head upgrade with larger inlet valves. Trispark ignition. Primary belt drive and Mk3 5 speed gear box built and supplied by  Mick Hemmings. Colorado Norton Works hydraulic clutch actuator with Brembo radial master cylinder.

Electrical: Moto Gadget M unit and keyless ignition, switches, Smiths Digital speedo and tacho. LED indicators (Oberon), stop/tail and warning lights. Lithium Ion battery. Lucas style front and rear lights. Stebel magnum horn. Wiring products.

Exhausts: Metal Malarkey Engineering St/St TT style downpipes St/St pea shooter style silencers. 


Rearsets: Barleycorn. Metal Malarkey Engineering 'Z' plates

Handlebars: Tarozzi adjustable.

Mirrors: Rizoma.

Tinware: Fuel tank modified original steel Roadster. Oil tank                            modified standard. Side panels modified roadster. Rear                                  mudguard modified stainless. Front mudguard modifed                                  carbon fibre Buell.

Lubrication: Pro Lite Hose.


Powder coating: Cambrain powder coaters, Oswestry.

Fasteners: St/St


Painting: Jon at Premier Accident Repairs Neston

Graham's Garage, Caerhowel.




Dry Weight:           157kg.
Wheel base:          1435mm.
Ground clearance: 215mm.
Rake:                     24 deg.
Trail:                       90mm.

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21st Century Norton Commando

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