Norton Motorcycles has just launched the re-engineered V4SV superbike. Norton’s 100 years of racing prowess and success at the Isle of Man TT inspired the superbike. Further, it will be the only production superbike that was designed and built in the UK. The Norton V4SV will be built at Norton’s newly inaugurated factory in Solihull, Birmingham.
The British superbike comes in two colour options priced at £ 44,000 (around Rs 41.7 lakh). Manx Silver, finished in striking silver bodywork with red and carbon pinstripes and red OZ Racing forged aluminium wheels. The alternative is the V4SV Carbon, featuring carbon fibre bodywork and carbon fibre BST wheels for reduced weight. Both feature a carbon fibre fuel tank and bodywork, a handcrafted TIG-welded mirror-finish aluminium tube frame and the Union Jack on the tail.
The V4SV gets a liquid-cooled 1200 cc V4 engine, producing 185 bhp and 12.7 kgm of torque. It also gets a full quick shift and auto-blipper system, adjustable front and rear suspension and Brembo disc brakes. The bike gets lean-angle sensitive traction control and three riding modes (wet, road and sport). It comes fitted with a six-inch colour TFT display, including a rear view camera and a 15-litre Kevlar-reinforced under-seat carbon fibre fuel tank.