Norton Motorcycles launch ‘most powerful’ British Café Racer with new V4CV
The two-wheeler is Norton's first naked sport motorcycle
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.