Norton has unveiled its new 1200cc superbike powered by a V4-engine which develops over 200 hp. There will be a full titanium race exhaust-system that will give it another 10 hp. The engine will also meet euro 4 regulations.
Chassis and Design
A Hand-built aluminium twin-tube shotgun frame will be fitted on the V4 SS and a cast frame and swingarm on the RR, claimed to be inspired by the frame used on the Norton SG5 Tourist Trophy race bike (but 3kg lighter than on the TT-Bike) and are designed and made in Derby. The SS model has full carbon fibre fairings, while the RR will be painted as a TT-replica with a chrome look. The 18-liter fuel-tank is full carbon and built by BST.
A brembo braking system is fitted, using two 330mm front-discs and a 245mm rear-disc.
Wheels and suspension
The V4 SS, which is the top bike of both, is equipped with carbon fibre wheels (also built by BST) and the RR standard model will roll on lightweight OZ wheels. The Ohlins NIX30 fork is fully adjustable, the rear shock is a custom TTXGP from Norton itself.
All 200 units of the V4 SS (around 51.000 Euros) are already sold out. But if you want to buy the V4 RR, it will cost you an amount of around 32.000 Euros.