Norton Motorcycles has returned from the brink of extinction more times than we can count. The V4SV superbike is the first model to be shown since the company was purchased by TVS last year. Revealing the first official images, the company is calling the V4SV, “The most luxurious British superbike ever created.”
Currently in the final phase of engineering development, each component is said to have been revised, including the 1200 cc V4 powerplant. Built in-house, the engine is said to produce 185 hp and 92 lb-ft of torque. The motor resides within a tubular aluminum chassis and the bodywork is made using carbon fibre.
The motorcycle gets keyless ignition, LED lighting, variable riding modes (Road, Sport, and Wet), a rev matching function, a quick shifter, and a six-axis IMU which allows for lean-angle sensitive traction control.
The supersport also gets fully adjustable Ohlins front forks and a custom Norton Ohlins TTXGP adjustable rear shock. Braking is handled by twin Brembo 330 mm floating rotors and radially-mounted Brembo monobloc front calipers up front, with a 245mm single disc in the rear.
We hope to have more details as they emerge.