July 1, 2022

TVS-owned Norton revealed its newest flagship bike, the V4SV supersport, in late October. The corporate has now taken the wraps off a prototype of a restaurant racer primarily based on the identical bike. Cycle World’s report mentions that this bike shall be known as the V4CR. 

Norton’s V4 platform debuted with the V4SS that was launched in 2016. Nevertheless, this engine had critical issues and was a part of a number of recollects. The just lately unveiled V4SV was primarily the identical bike with modifications to rectify these issues. This V4CR shall be powered by the identical engine —  a 1,200cc V4 that produces 185hp. 

The V4CR is actually a V4SV with out the bodywork. It has a retro cafe racer look with a spherical LED headlight and minimal physique panels. Cycle World factors out that small air consumption ducts and radiator cowls exchange the V4SV’s aspect panels, whereas the exhaust and decrease radiator edges are tucked away behind a brand new stomach pan. 

The minor bodywork that the V4CR does options is completely carbon fiber, and so is the gasoline tank. Then again, the swingarm and chassis are polished billet aluminum items. Like all top-of-the-line Norton, {hardware} parts are distinctive — Brembo brakes, Oz Racing cast alloy wheels and Ohlins suspension. 

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Presently, the V4CR remains to be an early prototype, and it’s not possible to say how shut the ultimate iteration of the bike shall be to this. That mentioned, Norton has talked about that the V4CR shall be supplied in two shade schemes — which makes us assume it received’t be lengthy till it goes into manufacturing. 

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