Heritage is something cannot be created in a single day. It has been developed through the ages. Norton Motorcycles are one such brand which has a rich heritage and rooted history. Founded in 1898 as a two-wheeler fittings and parts manufacturing company. By 1902, the company began the production of motorcycles. They are the masters of single and twin cylinder manufacturers with a long history of racing involvement.
The new V4 RR is the latest offering from the English brand, which is their brave attempt in developing race bred motorcycle into the production lane. This carbon fibre beauty is born for the toughest TT racing circuit. It is powered by 1200cc, 72-degree, liquid cooled V4 engine capable enough to deliver 200+ bhp and a maximum torque of 130 Nm. The engine gets Titanium inlet valves for durability and strength. It uses electronic fuel injection system consisting of 8 fuel injectors. Moreover, the engine meets the strict Euro-IV emission policy.
The bike is built around Aluminium twin tube shotgun chassis with which engine acts as a structural member. This chassis is fully adjustable including swingarm pivot and adjustable rake angle. It has been developed at the famous Isle of Man TT race track, where its ergonomics has been tested in SG5 TT race bike. It features fully adjustable Ohlins NIX30 fork at the front and Ohlins TTXGP Norton bespoke fully adjustable shock at the rear.
The V4 RR gets fully forged aluminium wheels at both the ends. The braking force of the bike is obtained from dual 330mm full floating disc and radially mounted Brembo monobloc caliper at the front and single 245mm disc with Brembo caliper at the rear.
One of the fascinating features of the V4 RR is the full carbon fibre body. Even the 18-litre MotoGP styled fuel tank is made from carbon fibre with Kevlar reinforcement. The Norton also offers full Titanium Race Exhaust kit and Carbon fibre BST wheels as an optional addition. Other advanced features include 7-inch HD display with multi functions, riding modes, quick shift system, Inertial Measurement System, full LED lighting, keyless ignition system, angel-eyed DRLs, multi-setting traction control and wheelie control.
On paper and track, this 1200cc machine looks stunning. The V4 RR could become the perfect motorcycle to carry the heritage and pride of Norton Motorcycles in the future.
Norton V4 RR is developed from the world's most dangerous race track The Isle of Man TT
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