Article By Ministry of Bikes
Posted on 16 Nov 2016
The new Norton V4 RR
So, back in October we revealed the teaser trailer for the new Norton motorcycle and stated that we weren’t expecting to catch a glimpse until Motorcycle Live. However, Norton have surprised us by exposing the bike a good few days early and it’s a real beauty.
The V4 RR is ‘The TT racer reborn’, as worded by Norton and was established at the Isle of Man race track.
Excitingly, the stunning new bike features a liquid cooled, 72 degree 1200-cc engine, utilising Bosch Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) to deliver maximum control of the 200 bhp at 12,500 rpm, with an additional 10 bhp available if the rider chooses to incorporate the race system.
In addition, three alternative engine modes have been made available for the new model, which include track, road and pro race. Since we’re acknowledging engine specifications, we can point out that the motorcycle features chain driven cams with idler gear for reduced engine height and 130 Nm of torque is available at 10,000 rpm.
Moreover, with regards to new features the V4 RR makes use of a 7-inch full colour HD display, and presents multiple functions including lap times, maximum speed, throttle, maximum lean angle and braking. Furthermore, launch, wheelie and cruise control are all available as part of the multi setting traction control system as well as introducing a key less ignition.
Like most of the other bike releases for 2017, the V4 RR includes full LED lighting (high and low beam), as well as making use of this in the rear lamps and indicators. Astonishingly, the motorbike is 8 kg lighter than the previous model and carries footplates, forged footrests, a carbon heel guard, six-speed gearbox and slipper clutch.
Many other motorcycle manufacturers, just like Norton, have incorporated carbon fibre into the new 2017 bikes and most claim to be the first, or in fact the only to utilise this. However, Norton really are the first motorcycle brand to feature an 18 litre carbon fibre fuel tank, which is located underneath the seat. The motorcycle also includes carbon fibre bodywork and wheels, as well as a fully adjustable TT chassis, including a swing arm pivot.
Most importantly, the bike is priced at £28,000 and a registration page is now open for interested buyers at: Register your interest for the V4 RR