Norton Motorcycles has revealed a prototype of the V4CR, a naked Café Racer derivative of the V4SV superbike.
This is the first prototype to be designed, engineered and built at the recently opened global headquarters in the UK.
Sharing the same engineering DNA, 185bhp 1200cc V4 engine and engineering advancements from the V4SV, the new V4CR’s stripped-back appearance showcases the unrivalled craftmanship and uncompromising quality behind one of the most powerful British café racers out there. Fitted with a carbon fibre fuel tank and body panels, polished billet aluminium swingarm and frame, the V4CR also features compact framework and a shorter rear frame for an aggressive and commanding stance.
“The prototype VC4R is the next step in Norton’s strategic growth plan on its journey to becoming the world leader in luxury handcrafted motorcycles,” said Dr Robert Hentschel, Chief Executive Officer, Norton Motorcycles.
The V4CR prototype is Norton’s latest project to use the marque’s refined V4 platform, revised over the last 16 months by a team of 30 engineers and subject to tens of thousands of road and track miles, as part of Norton’s unrelenting development process. The V4CR builds on those solid foundations and reintroduces fans to Norton’s iconic café racer heritage.
Norton’s V4CR prototype will make its public debut on the Norton stand (Hall 3, Stand 3C10) at Motorcycle Live from December 4-12.
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 out of a new manufacturing facility in Solihull, West Midlands, building British bikes in England using traditional handcrafted techniques with modern-day machinery for consistently high quality.