from superbike to cafe racer

Norton Motorcycles has revealed a prototype of the V4CR, a naked Café Racer derived from the V4SV superbike. It is the first prototype to be designed, engineered and built at the recently opened global headquarters in the UK. The V4CR will be one of Britain’s most powerful Café Racers with a 185hp V4 engine, set to bring fans back to Norton’s iconic café racer heritage. The public debut of the V4CR prototype is scheduled for the days of the Motorcycle Live 2021 in Birmingham, scheduled from 4 to 12 December 2021, at the Norton stand.
Sharing the same engineering DNA, the 185hp 1,200cc V4 engine and the engineering advancements of the V4SV, the essential aspect of the new V4CR showcases the unmatched craftsmanship and uncompromising quality of one of the most powerful British café racers around. . Featuring a carbon fiber fuel tank and body panels, swingarm and polished billet aluminum frame, the V4CR also features a compact build and shorter rear frame for an aggressive and dominant stance. Norton Motorcycles CEO Dr Robert Hentschel: “The VC4R prototype is the next step in Norton’s strategic growth plan on its journey to become the world leader in handcrafted luxury motorcycles.”
The V4CR prototype is Norton’s latest project using the brand’s refined V4 platform, revised over the past 16 months by a team of 30 engineers and subjected to tens of thousands of miles on road and track, as part of the relentless process. Norton Development. The V4CR builds on a solid foundation and reintroduces fans to Norton’s iconic café racer heritage.

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About Norton Motorcycles

It was founded in 1898 as a manufacturer of accessories and parts for the two-wheeler trade. Norton Motorcycles has become one of the most iconic British motorcycle brands, producing famous models such as the 650SS, Atlas, Commando, Dominator, Manx, Navigator and more – constantly innovating in motorcycle technology, with advantageous features for lightness and durability in racing. motorcycle. Norton Motorcycles has an unrivaled history in motorsport and the brand name is synonymous with Isle of Man TT racing. In April 2020, Norton Motorcycles was acquired by TVS Motor Company, India’s third largest motorcycle manufacturer. Under the leadership of TVS, Norton is based in a new manufacturing facility in Solihull, West Midlands, building British motorcycles in England using traditional handcrafted techniques with modern machinery for consistently high quality.

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