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Norton announce 200bhp V4 superbike!

British marque planning an all-new 1200cc sportsbike alongside a 650cc twin.

Norton have announced on their Facebook page today that they’re in the midst of developing a V4, 1200cc superbike that’s planned to be unveiled at Motorcycle Live in Birmingham, UK this November.

Details are hard to come by and the Norton website shows only a photograph with a web form asking for potential customers to register their interest, but Motofire believe that the new bike will be based heavily upon the TT racer that they’ve been developing over the past few seasons.

The engine however – is being developed independently – and will be a ‘completely new Norton design V4 1200 cc’.

Sources close to the Norton camp based out of Donington tell us that this new machine will come at a price; the initial run of 200 limited edition models is expected to reach a price of £40,000, although a base model will be closer to £28,000.

The chassis will be made from aluminium, come with Ohlins suspension, carbon wheels and will be absolutely full to the brim of the latest electronics. That includes an ambitious plan by Norton to replace mirrors with a rear-view camera.

Details on the proposed 650cc build are even harder to come across, but sources close to the factory have told us that this too is expected to make some sort of appearance at the November motorcycle show also.

16 Comments

16 Comments

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    Tim Kelly

    August 10, 2016 at 17:15

    @speedmonkeycouk @warburton_dave

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    Pistol Pete

    August 10, 2016 at 17:34

    Dear Santa…

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    Alan Seeley

    August 10, 2016 at 19:36

    When will the motorcycle media call these jokers out?

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    benkei

    August 10, 2016 at 20:00

    not a real superbike fan but this looks beautiful!

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    Alan Seeley

    August 10, 2016 at 20:03

    Talk to some people in the industry. Talk to people who used to work there. Talk to dealers.

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    MotoFire

    August 10, 2016 at 20:20

    Alan Seeley We know the rumours. Not sure any of them hold water.
    We’re definitely interested in finding out if there is any truth.

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    Alan Seeley

    August 10, 2016 at 20:22

    Start with the facts. The rumours will sort themselves out.

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    Alan Seeley

    August 10, 2016 at 20:23

    Chris Withey

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    Chris Withey

    August 10, 2016 at 20:28

    Theres plenty of us that can tell lots of stories from the inside. I was only there a short time but I have a few. Plenty on my friends list that were there a few years and can keep you entertained all night.

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    Brian Jolly

    August 10, 2016 at 20:32

    yes please

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    edblue

    August 10, 2016 at 20:40

    I need one of them!#sunday

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    MotoFire

    August 10, 2016 at 20:57

    Chris Withey is it better now? Wasn’t it all during the beginning?

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    Chris Withey

    August 10, 2016 at 21:08

    Guys are still leaving.

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    Alan Seeley

    August 10, 2016 at 21:09

    The new media. Just like the old media. Fill space here.

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    MotoFire

    August 10, 2016 at 21:22

    Chris Withey people leaving? As in sacked? Why are people just leaving?

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    Chris Withey

    August 10, 2016 at 21:27

    Leaving cos they are fed up.

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