Iconic British motorcycle manufacturer Norton has plans to create a V4 Superbike with a displacement of 1200cc which will produce a power output of 200hp. This comes after the company got £4 million grant funding from the British government, which will be used to create new manufacturing facility for Norton thus creating more jobs and will enable the legendary company to bring new models and have a portfolio expansion from current 3 model line-up.
The new V4 superbike from Norton is said to be based on the 'SG' series of bikes that the company had raced at the Isle of Man TT where the Australian rider Cameron Donald raced the Norton SG3. Now a British site Bike Social has come out with the official sketches of the Norton's soon to arrive Superbike. The site also had a discussion with Norton's Head of Design, Simon Skinner regarding the future of the company and the new superbike. As per Mr. Skinner, the bike will compete with the likes of the 1299 Panigale from Ducati. The engine will be developed by the famous Ricardo Motorcycles, and will be designed from cues taken from other Iconic British brands like Aston Martin and the designs from the British F1 corridor, where Norton is based out of.
However, the 1200cc V4 Superbike is not the only new model under consideration, there is another model in the Norton books which will be a 650cc Parallel twin sports bike and is rumoured to re-think the segment, something which has increased our interest in the project and then there are rumours of an electric model also coming from Norton.
Courtesy - Bike Social