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Norton Introduces The 187hp V4SV Superbike, Which is More Expensive than The Panigale V4 SP2

The 187hp V4SV superbike is priced at £44,000 by TVS, a British motorcycle manufacturer.

The V4SV, a re-engineered flagship superbike from Norton, was unveiled. Norton is one of the few motorcycle manufacturers with such a tumultuous but illustrious history. Norton has had its fair share of ups and downs, from dominating the Isle of Man TT races to going bankrupt due to questionable management (à la Stuart Garner). The brand was recently saved by a TVS buyout.

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  • Powered by a 1,200cc V4 engine making 187.5hp and 125Nm
  • Exotic, hand-built components results in exorbitant £44,000 price tag
  • Built entirely at new UK headquarters 

Norton V4SV is Available in Two Versions

The V4SV’s beautiful and evocative design is the first thing that strikes you about it. With an exposed hand TIG welded aluminum frame, full carbon fiber bodywork, and an under-braced billet aluminum single-sided swingarm, it’s a sight to behold. The 15-liter underseat fuel tank is made entirely of carbon fiber with Kevlar reinforcement.

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While the rest of the industry is rushing to add aerodynamic winglets to their superbikes, the Norton defies the trend with a clean, flowing, and uncluttered appearance devoid of any appendages.

Manx Silver and Carbon are the two options available. Full carbon fiber bodywork and a Union Jack on the tail are visual features shared by both.

Traditional Norton colors with red and carbon highlights on a polished silver base, a black number board on the front fascia, and red forged aluminum OZ racing wheels are featured on the Manx Silver.

The Carbon features fully exposed carbon fiber bodywork and BST wheels made entirely of carbon fiber. These are even lighter than forged aluminum units, so this variant should be more agile. While Norton hasn’t specified a price difference between the two models, the Carbon is expected to be more expensive than the Manx.

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Engine and Chassis for The Norton V4SV

It has more than enough firepower to back up its breathtakingly good looks, with a 72-degree 1200cc V4 engine with titanium valves churning out 187.5hp at 12,500rpm and 125Nm of torque at 9,000rpm.

Ohlins provides suspension on both ends, with an NIX 30 front fork and a TTXGP rear monoshock designed specifically for this bike. To keep all that horsepower in check, top-of-the-line braking hardware is used as well. The V4SV is equipped with a full Brembo braking system, which includes a radial master cylinder and twin monobloc calipers clamping down on 330mm rotors up front. A 245mm disc is paired with a single piston caliper at the back.

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Is This a Norton for The Twenty-First Century?

Yes, in a nutshell. With a 6-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) that enables lean-sensitive traction control, cornering ABS, and three engine modes: wet, road, and sport, the V4SV has most of the electronic aids you’d expect on a flagship superbike today.

The V4SV comes standard with full LED lighting and keyless ignition. A rear-view camera, whose functionality is controlled through the 6-inch color TFT display, is something you might not expect.

Price of Norton V4SV

The eye-watering £44,000 asking price is perhaps the most talked-about aspect of this bike. The Norton’s price is so exorbitant that it exceeds even the Panigale V4 SP2’s massive £35,000 price tag. This will remain as unattainable as six-pack abs on a diet of mozzarella cheese for anyone who isn’t one of the fortunate few who can afford it.

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Despite the fact that Norton is now owned by TVS, the company does not have a presence in India, so it’s unlikely that you’ll see this bike on Indian roads anytime soon. It was previously brought to India as part of the Motoroyale Group, which also included other exclusive brands like MV Agusta, SWM, and FB Mondial.

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