2017 Norton V4 SS and V4 RR Finally Revealed

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If you’re looking for an exquisite but very powerful motorcycle for the next season, look no further than Norton, which is back for 2017 with two astonishing bikes - the V4 SS and V4 RR.
Following the earlier video teaser, Norton has unveiled its new V4 superbike ahead of its public debut at the Motorcycle Live show at Birmingham’s NEC this weekend.

It comes in two flavors, and both are powered by a new V4 engine the company claims to develop over 200 horsepower, which is also Euro 4 regulations compliant.

Designed and made in Derby, the new bikes are fitted with hand-built aluminum frames, claimed to be inspired by the one used on the SG5 TT race bike. The bodywork is full carbon fiber and can be had in either bare look or chrome finish.

Both bikes come packed with advanced electronic aids such as a six-axis inertial measurement unit, multi-setting traction control, launch control, anti-wheelie system, adjustable engine braking, different riding modes, cruise control, as well as both-way quick shifter.

The top-spec V4 SS is fitted with carbon fiber wheels along with a fully adjustable Ohlins NIX30 fork and a TTXGP custom rear shock from Norton. Braking is provided by a full Brembo system using two 330 mm discs up front and a 245 mm one at the back.

The MotoGP-style 18-liter fuel tank is all carbon-fiber as well. It is reinforced with Kevlar and has an internal chemical coating to meet fuel resistance standards. Its underside also forms the upper part of the airbox to save weight and make everything more compact.

In full carbon setup, the V4 SS tips the scales at 179 kg (394.6 lb) dry and if you tick the box for the optional full titanium racing exhaust, the bike gets around 8 kg (18 lb) lighter along with a 10 hp bump in power output.

In case you’re starting to write Norton a £44,000 check to get a V4 SS, don’t bother; all 200 units are already sold out. You can still hurry to get one of the remaining £28,000 V4 RRs.
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