Norton V4SS Sports Bike Global Debut Coming Soon
Norton is one of the most famous motorcycle brands in the world with a rich racing heritage, especially on the Isle of Man TT. The company, however, like many other iconic brands, has faced some murky waters due to growing competition and declining profits. As a result, the British marque filed for insolvency last year and was then bought out by TVS Motor. Since then, fans around the world have been waiting for Norton’s rebirth and it looks like it will happen sooner than expected. According to UK media reports, Norton Motorcycles may soon introduce the V4SS motorcycle as its first product after being acquired by TVS. There were rumors that the company would take the V4RR wrappers first, but it looks like we’ll see V4SS in the flesh before that.
Now, just to jog your memory, the V4SS is a limited edition sports bike based on the company’s Isle of Man TT machine. Designed to be manufactured in just 200 units, the V4SS makes extensive use of the carbon fiber body, including for the wheels. The bike is already listed on the company’s website and interested customers can register their interest in the bike online. Norton V4SS gets sharp styling highlighted by a dual LED headlamp setup, prominent windshield, muscular fuel tank, one-piece saddle, and ascending exhaust cartridge. The chrome engine block contrasting with the black carbon fiber enhances the overall aesthetics of the bike.
Norton V4SS will be powered by a 1,200 cc four-cylinder engine that develops 200 hp at 12,500 rpm and 130 Nm of maximum torque at 10,000 rpm. The bike has a seven-inch HD dashboard, three riding modes – Road, Sport and Pro-Race, 6-axis IMU, wheel control system, traction control system, launch control, etc. will be Ohlins NIX 30 inverted forks with Ohlins mono-shock while the braking functions will be provided by Brembo brake calipers.