Revealed: new Norton V4 SS and V4 RR

Norton's new 200bhp V4. Yes, 200bhp. 

Revealed: new Norton V4 SS and V4 RR

HERE'S Norton's V4 SS and V4 RR, using an all-new 1200cc engine making a reasonably astonishing claimed 200bhp.

Designed and manufactured in Norton's factory in Derby, they feature a hand-built aluminium frame which the firms says was developed from its SG5 TT race bike's chassis.

They feature the latest electronic witchcraft too, with a six-axis inertial measurement unit feeding data like lean angle to multi-setting traction-control, anti-wheelie, and launch control systems.

They've also got adjustable engine braking, a quick-shifter with down-shift auto-blipper, riding modes, an on-board data logging system and even cruise control (like you'll be cruising). 

Bodywork is carbon-fibre and available in 'raw carbon' finish (pictured above) or chrome (below), like the TT race bike.

Carbon-fibre wheels are available on the top-spec V4 SS version (above), along with Ohlins NIX30 system forks and a TTXGP bespoke Norton rear shock.

Norton is calling its new V4 'the most technologically advanced British motorcycle ever made' and based on the specs we don't feel much like arguing. 

Unfortunately, the £44,000 V4 SS has already sold out, with only 200 in the production run. Be quick and you might get a £28,000 V4 RR - but as a limited-edition they're likely to run out fast too (if they haven't as you read). 

Both are due to make their public debut at the Motorcycle Live show at Birmingham's NEC this weekend. 

Check out the full gallery of pictures below. 

Here are the V4 SS' technical highlights from Norton:


Type: Norton 72-degree liquid-cooled V4, 1200cc. Chain-driven cams with idler gear for reduced engine height. Titanium inlet valves. Slipper clutch

Bore x Stroke: 82mm x 56.8mm

Compression Ratio: 13.6:1

Power: 200bhp + @ 12,500rpm

Torque: 130Nm @ 10,000rpm

Fuel injection: Electronic fuel-injection system. Constantly variable inlet tracts. 8-fuel injectors. Full drive-by-wire system independent of front and rear banks of cylinders for ultimate control and feel.

Euro 4: Full compliance including oil thermostat, knock sensors, secondary air injection and EVAP


INSTRUMENTS: Full-colour 7-inch display with multiple functions. Engine mode adjustability including: Road, Track and Pro-Race. Road modes include rear-view camera.

QUICKSHIFT: Full quickshift system and auto down blipper

ELECTRONIC AIDS: Multi-setting traction-control, wheelie control, launch control and cruise control. Uses six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

BUILT-IN DATALOGGER: Full data-logging capability including: lap times, max lean angle, max speed, max throttle, and max braking force.

ENGINE MODES: Road, Sport, Pro-Race

IGNITION: Keyless ignition system


TYPE: Polished aluminium twin tube Shotgun chassis.

ADJUSTABLE GEOMETRY: Chassis is fully-adjustable including swing arm pivot and adjustable rake angle. 23.9 degree steering head angle as standard set-up.

SINGLE-SIDED BILLET SWINGARM: 570mm long. Braced and underslung design developed in conjunction with SG5 TT race bike. Billet machined from 7020 billet aluminium.



FRONT SUSPENSION: Ohlins NIX30 system front fork. Fully-adjustable.

REAR SUSPENSION: Ohlins TTXGP Norton bespoke fully-adjustable rear shock.

STEERING DAMPER: Ohlins damper

FORK YOKES: Billet machined top and bottom


FRONT WHEEL: Choice of carbon or forged wheels depending on spec


REAR WHEEL: Choice of carbon-fibre or forged wheels depending on spec/colour

FRONT BRAKE: 2 x 330mm full-floating discs. Radially-mounted Brembo Monobloc calipers. Brembo discs, and Brembo master cylinder

REAR BRAKE: Single 245mm disc. Brembo caliper and master-cylinder

BODYWORK & STYLING: Full-carbon-fibre bodywork. Available in either bare carbon-fibre, or chrome with air-brushed Union Jack on the tail unit.

LIGHTING:  Full LED lighting system including super bright low beam & high beam, angel eye DRLs, rear lamps and indicators

FUEL TANK: MotoGP-style 18-litre fuel tank is all carbon-fibre, with Kevlar reinforcement and chemically coated internally to meet fuel resistance standards. Underside of tank forms part of upper airbox.

FOOTRESTS: Billet foot rests, billet pedals and billet sprocket cover supplied on SS model. Forged foot controls on the V4 RR.

OPTIONAL: Full titanium race system supplied with aftermarket tune, approx 8kg lighter and approx 10bhp more. – NOTE: RACE EXHAUST NOT FOR ROAD USE'

The Norton V4 RR with chrome finish