Video: Marvel at the majesty that is Norton’s chrome V4 SS

TT derived racer is the most exclusive British superbike ever built.

Handbuilt in their Donington factory, the Norton V4 SS is the British marque’s attempt at redefining the superbike. With it’s newly developed engine – with the help of Ricardo – and a chassis born from their recent attempts at Isle of Man TT glory, it’s a limited edition race bike for the road with pedigree.

And we were at Motorcycle Live for the first, official reveal.

Powered by a 1200cc, 72-degree V4 engine, all of the 200bhp is wrestled into forward motion by the stunning, handbuilt aluminium frame and wrapped in luscious carbon-fibre bodywork. And what’s more special than carbon-fibre bodywork? That would be the very same carbon panels covered in glorious chrome, naturally.

Ohlins NIX30 system front forks and TTXGP rear shocks are on suspension duty and wheels come in carbon-fibre form too.

At £44,000 this pinnacle of Norton’s line-up isn’t cheap by any standards, but that didn’t stop all 200 of the limited edition SS versions being sold before the official release was even announced.


Those looking to purchase will have to either wait for the collector market to get a few into their auctions, or console themselves with the slightly lower-spec RR version instead. At £28,000 you’ll have to put up with forged wheels and a slightly less exotic frame. But you’ll have change leftover for the red carpet you’ll be wanting to place down in the garage, so you can give it the first class treatment that it deserves.

Simply stunning.



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    Heather M Adams

    November 23, 2016 at 18:47

    @norton_ceo @BikeEXIF just wow

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    Dragon Motorcycles

    November 23, 2016 at 19:03

    @norton_ceo @BikeEXIF ooh shiny!

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    Bike EXIF

    November 23, 2016 at 19:47

    @norton_ceo Very tasty indeed!

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    Flatland Scout

    November 23, 2016 at 21:05

    @norton_ceo @BikeEXIF so so delicious, love what Norton are doing, envelope pushing

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    anna jeannette Dixon

    December 1, 2016 at 16:39

    impressed with this motorcycle simon has done his home work this will pay for this self no douts ! but has the engine bean dyno tested yet ?

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    December 4, 2016 at 02:19

    @norton_ceo @BikeEXIF Jesus. Between the Ariel yesterday and now this Norton today you guys are going to give me a stroke.

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    Neil Bullock

    December 4, 2016 at 10:24

    @norton_ceo @BikeEXIF Simply breathtaking.

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    Heather M Adams

    December 4, 2016 at 17:53

    @norton_ceo @BikeEXIF ahhhhhh

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    James Saunders

    December 4, 2016 at 20:49

    @norton_ceo @BikeEXIF without question the most gorgeous motorbike I’ve seen to come out of the UK in years #iwantone

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