Harry Leahey

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Norton Motorcycles has introduced its first naked sport motorcycle, the Norton V4CR, which is claimed to be the most powerful British Café Racer. 


Priced at £41,999, it is the younger sibling of the V4SV, and features a forward-angled engine and the firm’s hourglass silhouette. 


The stripped-back fairing is made of carbon fibre, and showcases the bike’s “meticulous attention to detail”, while the handmade aluminium frame houses a titanium exhaust system.


The bike also adopts exposed air intakes at the front, a compact tail unit and short body.


Performance comes from Norton's own liquid-cooled 1200cc, 72-degree V4 engine, generating 185bhp at 12,000rpm, and 125Nm of torque at 9,000rpm.

Its 15-litre under-seat carbon fibre fuel tank meanwhile is made with Kevlar reinforcement. 


The V4CR boasts several high-performance components, including a quick shifter and auto blipper system, adjustable Öhlins front and rear suspension, Brembo brakes, solid aerospace-grade aluminium billet-machine yokes, and lean-angle sensitive traction control. 


There's also up to three driving modes on offer to suite different driving conditions -  wet, road and sport 


On board equipment includes a traditional single round headlamp with a modern LED unit, keyless ignition, and a full-colour six-inch TFT display.


Customers can register their interest in the Norton V4CR on Norton Motorcycles' website, though it will be limited to just  200 units. 

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Harry Leahey 02/06/23