Norton Motorcycles unveils new Café Racer bike ahead of the big show


Legendary manufacturer Norton Motorcycles has unveiled the prototype of a new motorcycle.

The V4CR is a Café Racer derivative of the company’s V4SV superbike.

It is the first prototype designed, manufactured and built at the company’s recently opened global headquarters in Solihull.

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It shares the same engineering DNA as the superbike, including its 185hp, 1200cc V4 engine as well as some technical advancements.

Norton said the sleek appearance of the new V4CR showcases the craftsmanship and quality of one of the strongest UK cafe racers on the market.

Equipped with a carbon fiber fuel tank and body panels, swingarm and polished machined aluminum frame, the V4CR also features a compact frame and shorter rear frame for an aggressive and authoritarian position.

Norton Motorcycles CEO Dr Robert Hentschel said: “The VC4R prototype is the next step in Norton’s strategic growth plan on its path to becoming the world leader in hand-built luxury motorcycles.

The V4CR prototype is Norton’s latest project to use the brand’s refined V4 platform, overhauled over the past 16 months by a team of 30 engineers and subjected to tens of thousands of miles of road and track, in as part of the Norton development process.

The V4CR reintroduces fans to Norton’s iconic cafe racer heritage.

Norton’s V4CR prototype will make its public debut at Motorcycle Live, which takes place at the NEC in Solihull from December 4-12.

Norton officially opened its headquarters in Solihull in November of this year.

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The motorcycle manufacturer has a long and illustrious history, although it went through tough times before it was relaunched.

It has grown into one of the most iconic British motorcycle brands, making famous models such as 650SS, Atlas, Commando, Dominator, Manx, Navigator and many more.

He has earned a reputation as an innovator in motorcycle technology, with features that combine lightness and strength in motorcycle racing.

Norton Motorcycles has a rich history in motorsport and the brand name is synonymous with the famous Isle of Man TT.

Solar Park’s new head office, Shirley, houses design, engineering, purchasing, sales, marketing and support teams, as well as the skilled production team that takes over motorcycle manufacturing.

The rebirth and relocation of Norton Motorcycles from Castle Donington comes after it was acquired by TVS Motor Company, India’s third largest motorcycle maker in April 2020.

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