Behold the Norton Motorcycles V4SV, a superbike that is a true child of the Isle of Man TT.
Norton Motorcycles has unveiled its V4SV and it is a motorcycle marvel. The British manufacturer drew influence from the Isle of Man TT race, a race that Norton has fared very well at. The notes can be seen in the bike’s full carbon fiber set of bodywork and fuel tank design that tips the scales with a dry weight of 425.50 pounds, and its aggressive race-ready aerodynamics with a 1200cc Norton-produced engine. The V4SV is inspired by and is a tribute to the racers that have brought Norton Motorcycles 323 podium finishes and 94 TT race wins.
The powerplant is a 1200cc V4, 72-degree, liquid-cooled Norton engine that boasts a performance output of 185 bhp (12,500rpm) and 92 foot-pounds of torque (9,000rpm). The engine is highlighted by chain-driven cams with idler gear, titanium inlet valves, and a slipper clutch, equipped with a full quick shift system and auto blipper.
The frame is handcrafted aluminum, tig welded and polished to a mirrored finish. The braced and underslung swingarm is a single-sided billet aluminum setup that borrows its rising-rate linkage geometry from Norton’s TT race machines. Rake angle, steering offset, and the swingarm pivot… all adjustable.
Ohlins components comprise the Norton V4SV suspension setup. On the front end, a pair of fully adjustable NIX30 forks handle duty while a single TTXGP fully adjustable rear shock, that was specifically designed for the V4SV is at work.
The Norton V4Sv features Brembo braking components in the front and in the rear. At the front wheel, a pair of Brembo 330 mm floating discs are gripped by a set of monobloc calipers, activated by a Brembo master cylinder. A single Brembo 245 mm rear disc and caliper constitute the rear braking system.
A proper suite of rider aids is part of the package. The traction control is lean-angle sensitive thanks to the V4SV’s six-axis IMU. There are three ride modes: Wet, Road and Sport. There is a full-color 6-inch dash that incorporates a rearview camera. Additionally, the ignition system is keyless and includes an electronic steering lock.
Carbon fiber is everywhere on the V4SV. As noted, the bodywork and the Kevlar-reinforced 3.97 gallon fuel tank, all carbon. And depending on which model V4SV you opt for, the wheels will either be BST carbon fiber or Oz racing forged aluminum.
The Norton V4SV Manx has silver bodywork with red and black pinstripes with a full-color Union Jack flag on the tail section and red Oz racing forged aluminum wheels.
The Norton V4SV Carbon features grey pinstripes with a monochrome Union Jack flag on the tail and rolls on BST carbon fiber wheels.
No mention of an MSRP at the time of publishing.