Norton-TVS Announces V4SV Superbike

Recently bought by TVS, British motorcycle manufacturer Norton has revealed their all-new V4SV superbike

British brand Norton is one of the top motorcycle manufacturing firms in the world, but over the years, the company failed to create a buzz in the world because of an economic crisis. Therefore, to resurrect the company, Indian two-wheeler manufacturing brand TVS acquired the British giant in April 2020. Now, in October 2021, the mega-brand is back with its first motorcycle: the V4SV superbike. 

On the official website, the corporation wrote, “The new re-engineered V4SV is the most luxurious British superbike ever created. The only British built and designed superbike in production. The speed, the handling, the feeling… Nothing comes close to it. The Isle of Man TT is where the V4SV was imagined, the road is where it was born.” They further added, “We’ve combined our extensive racing experience with everything we know a rider demands from a road bike. With V4SV we’ve raised the bar higher than ever before.”

As the name suggests, the V4SV draws energy from a 1,200cc, V4, 72-degree, liquid-cooled engine that is tuned to produce a peak power of 187.5hp and a maximum torque of 125Nm. Compared to the V4SS, the power has plummeted from 200hp to 185hp, but that does not mean the motorcycle is slow. At the time of writing this piece, the V4SV is the most track-ready British motorcycle ever. 

Since it is a track-focused motorcycle, most of the components on the motorcycle are made of carbon fibre. Not to forget, Norton is also offering a unique ‘Carbon’ model that comes with wheels made of lightweight material. Being a Norton, the motorcycle features an aluminium tube frame that is polished to give a mirror finish; a traditional thing that is constantly encountered on Norton motorcycles. 

Other hardware found on the V4SV is keyless ignition, 6-inch TFT dashboard, racing facing camera, all LED lighting, single swing-arm, clip-on handlebars, NIX30 USD forks from Ohlins at the front and a TTXGP monoshock unit at the rear. Not to forget, for braking, there are dual discs at the front with a single at the rear. The motorcycle is available in two colours; Manx Silver and Carbon finish. 

Last but not the least, the price tag of the motorcycle is yet to be disclosed but the V4SS (its predecessor) was sold at a hefty amount of 44,000 euros, which is equivalent to INR 40.88 lakh. 

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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