Norton Motorcycles unveils the production-spec V4SV
Norton Motorcycles is truly and finally back in business, having unveiled the production-spec V4SV, which has been heavily re-engineered, and also the first product to come out of the British manufacturer’s stable after the acquisition by local player TVS in 2020. The V4SV has been launched in the UK at a price of 44,000 Pounds, which translates to roughly Rs 41.40 lakh (without including customs and import duties). Norton says it will give priority to orders that were placed before TVS acquired the British manufacturer.
With the V4SV, Norton has started off its new innings with a supersport motorcycle, and the V4SV is a clean looking one! The V4SV is a refreshing take on the supersport design, in the sense that unlike other supersport motorcycles which feature sharper profiles, cuts and creases, the V4SV has a rather smooth flowing profile and looks quite well-rounded. Available in two colour options — Manx Silver, and Carbon, it features elements made out of the carbonfibre, such as the lower-half of the fairing, the front mudguard, and the 15-litre fuel tank with Kevlar reinforcements. The Carbon option, in particular, gets carbonfibre bodywork along with carbonfibre BST wheels.
Powering the Norton V4SV is a 72-degree, 1200cc liquid-cooled four-valve powertrain that puts out 185bhp at 12,500rpm and 125Nm of torque at 9000rpm. The motorcycle is built on an aluminium tubular frame which hangs off of Ohlins fully-adjustable suspension on both ends — Ohlins NIX 30 forks at the front and a TTXGP bespoke monoshock at the rear. The braking setup comes courtesy of Brembo, making use of twin 330mm discs with radially-mounted Brembo Monobloc calipers at the front, and a 245mm disc at the rear. The V4SV also gets adjustable rake angle, steering offset and swingarm pivot. The swingarm is a single-sided braced and underslung unit, and the weight of the motorcycle without fluids measures 193kg.
In terms of the equipment, the Norton V4SV receives such as a 6-inch colour instrument cluster with brightness adjustability and rear-view camera functionality, along with a quickshifter, lean-sensitive traction control, keyless ignition, and three engine modes to choose from — wet, road, and sport.
The chances of seeing the Norton V4SV are slim but not completely impossible, considering that TVS is the parent company. However, the wait will be a long one for sure. Or who knows, maybe we might get surprised?