It looks like Norton wisely waited until after the bevy of press releases from the INTERMOT show, before teasing its V4 superbike again. Actually, it looks like we will have to wait until after the EICMA show as well, since Norton’s new teaser video promises a November 19th debut.
Norton’s V4 superbike has been coming for a long time, so the unveiling should be something interesting to finally see. The British firm has been targeting 200hp from its 1,200cc V4 engine.
The Brits over at MCN say that there will be two versions of the machine, a base model that costs roughly £28,000, and a higher spec version that will be limited to 200 units and cost closer to £40,000.
As we can see from the teaser video, the bike is hand-build at Norton’s facility in Donington Park. Öhlins suspension will handle the bumps, while BST wheels will hold onto the tires. The frame is an aluminum beam design, based on the work of Spondon, another Stuart Garner owned company.