Norton Motorcycles launches revised V4SV superbike, priced at GBP 44,000, Auto News, ET Auto


 Norton Motorcycles's V4SV superbike
Norton Motorcycles’s V4SV superbike

New Delhi: TVS-acquired British two-wheeler manufacturer Norton Motorcycles has officially launched the V4SV superbike with some notable revisions on the mechanical front. Retaining its sleek and compact design, the new V4SV will be the only British designed and built superbike in production in the UK.

Available in two colour options, Carbon and Manx Silver, each model is powered by Norton’s own liquid-cooled 1200cc, 72-degree V4 engine, and optimised to produce 185bhp at 12,500rpm and 125 Nm of torque at 9,000rpm. Both models get the Dunlop Sportsmart hoops as the choice of rubber.

Priced at GBP 44,000 (approximately INR 41.47 lakh excluding taxes), the Norton V4SV will be built at Norton’s recently-opened multi-million-pound factory in Solihull, Birmingham, the company said in a release. As standard, the Norton V4SV is fitted with LED lighting for low beam, high beam, indicators and tail light, alongside a keyless ignition system.

Also fitted is a full-colour six-inch TFT display, which includes a rearview camera functionality and an under-seat carbon fibre 15-litre fuel tank, with Kevlar reinforcement.

“Two years ago, Norton inherited the V4, a bike imagined on the track but born for the road. A bike that promised to blend poise, performance, and power. Over the past 18 months we have worked tirelessly putting this machine through our new world-class facilities in Solihull to proudly deliver on our promise to Norton owners. Thanks to TVS investing GBP 100 million in Norton, and the US subsequently investing wisely in our engineering processes and brand-new manufacturing base, we have ensured barely a part hasn’t been improved on from the bike we inherited,” Robert Hentschel, CEO of Norton Motorcycles, said.

The bike features braking hardware that comprises dual 330mm discs bitten by Brembo monobloc calipers at the front and a 245mm rear disc. It also comes with three riding modes – wet, road and sport – lean-angle sensitive traction control with a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), keyless ignition, and bi-directional quick shifter as well. All the parameters can be monitored using the 6-inch full-colour display.

In April 2020, TVS Motor Company acquired Norton Motorcycles in an all-cash deal for a consideration of INR 153 crore. The brand is renowned for its classic models and eclectic range of luxury motorcycles. The re-engineered V4SV is the first launch post the acquisition.