Norton Motorcycles officially launches its Norton V4SV -
the beleaguered brand Norton Motorcycles officially launched its Norton V4SV, the superbike redesigned and built entirely by the British. What marks a big step forward for the company after a near economic collapse two years ago before he received a life-saving injection from TVS.
the indian company TVS Motors acquired Norton after it fell administratively in February 2020and set out to restructure the company's management and processes, in addition to investing millions in a new headquarters and production facilities at Solihull, in the West Midlands, Great Britain.
Now the reborn Norton Motorcycles has officially revealed its new Norton V4SV superbike with full specs, and a price tag of over £44,000. Norton Motorcycles says it will now focus on fulfill existing customer orders placed before TVS took over in April 2020.
The superbike itself is powered by its own Norton's liquid-cooled 1200cc 72-degree V4 enginewhich is said to produce 185 hp at 12,500 rpm and 125 Nm at 9,000 rpm. The motor sits inside a frame made from aerospace-grade aluminum.
The internal elements of the engine were also renewed and reinforced to avoid unnecessary friction and wear, which is why the new engine now uses intake valves made of titanium. The cams are driven by a geared chain to lower the height of the motor and leave its center of gravity much lower.
There will be two color options available of the superbike Norton (Carbon and Manx Silver) differentiated by their finish. In the Carbon variant, the bike will have premium features such as a fuel tank and carbon fiber fairings, added to the chassis that deserves a separate chapter: aluminum tube framefixed to the headset by a machined stem CNC with aerospace material and with the chassis welds made by hand using TIG, finishing the construction process with a hand polishing to obtain a mirror finish. Its dry weight, according to the figures declared by the manufacturer, is 193 kilos.
The Manx Silver option, on the other hand, has its carbon fairing in color silver with red stripes, leaving the black color of the fiber exposed in certain areas, as well as the Union Jack flag on the tail. Unlike the previous one, its wheels are forged aluminum OZ Racing.
The characteristics common to both variants of the superbike are the illumination Full LED and keyless ignition system with electronic steering lock and manual fuel filler cap. Its tank is made of carbon fiber and has been reinforced with Kevlar, with a total capacity of 15 liters.
In this section we find a Öhlins NIX30 front fork with a capacity of adjustments of all kinds and for all tastes, in addition to mounting a TTXGP rear shock of the same brand, exclusively made to measure for this British superbike. Brembo takes care of the braking on both axles, giving the V4SV four-piston radial calipers and monobloc construction in front biting a pair of 330mm floating discs and another 245mm on the rear wheel.
All this section of the superbike is controlled from a 6-inch color screen that includes reversing camera (although the rearview mirrors remain), and a six-axis IMU which manages the usual range of assistance for motorcycles in this category: traction control, launch control, anti-wheelie, ABS with cornering function, three engine maps and Quickshifter to shift up and down.