Artistry in Motion
To us, the V4CR is the ultimate answer to the question of how do you build the world’s greatest café racer? Starting with the V4SV chassis, we’ve stripped back the design, so now you can see even more of the handmade aluminium frame and titanium exhaust. The exposed air intakes at the front, combined with the short body and compact tail unit, gives the V4CR its unique aggressive stance.
But beauty is not enough, so it is also the second motorbike to be powered by Norton’s own liquid-cooled 1200cc, 72-degree V4 engine, which has been optimised to produce 185bhp* at 12,500rpm and 125Nm of torque at 9,000rpm. The combination of a handmade exhaust system and sound of the V4 engine ensures that UK roads reverberate with the iconic snarling of even more Norton engines.
Just like every Norton, each CR is hand built at our factory in Solihull and it inherits all the hallmarks of Norton’s DNA with beauty in its flowing lines, the distinctive forward angle of the engine and the signature hourglass silhouette. It’s also as modern as they come and outfitted with some of the best parts available including adjustable Öhlins front and rear suspension, Brembo brakes, solid aerospace grade aluminium billet-machine yokes, a sophisticated lean-angle sensitive traction-control and three engine modes (wet, road and sport).
As for the finish the Manx Platinum option presents platinum bodywork complemented by carbon panels, a striking orange seat and forged aluminium matte black OZ Piega wheels. The second option, the V4CR Carbon, features exposed carbon fibre bodywork, with a black seat and carbon fibre BST Rapidtek wheels. There’s only one thing we can’t help you with; picking a favourite.
PURE & UNMATCHED
Carbon fibre fuel tank, designed to keep the bike compact.
TESTED AGAINST THE BEST
Chassis designed and developed in-house, then tested at the world’s most rigorous race track: the Isle of Man TT.
NORTON’S OWN 1200CC V4
1200cc V4, 72-degree, liquid cooled engine – engineered by Norton to produce 185bhp*.
Highlighting the main specification of the V4CR
Norton 72-degree liquid-cooled 1200cc V4. Chain-driven cams with idler gear for reduced engine height. Titanium inlet valves. Slipper clutch
Bore & stroke
82mm x 56.8mm
Electronic fuel-injection system. 8-fuel injectors. Full drive-by-wire system independent on front and rear banks of cylinders for ultimate control and feel
185bhp* @ 12,000rpm
125Nm @ 9,000rpm
Under-seat carbon-fibre 15-litre fuel tank, with Kevlar reinforcement
Billet footrests and pedals
Aluminium tubular chassis. Aerospace 5-axis CNC machined outriggers and headstock. Frame is hand Tig welded at Norton HQ and hand polished to a mirror finish.
Adjustable rake angle, steering offset and swingarm pivot.
Braced and underslung single-sided billet swingarm with rising rate linkage geometry developed from the TT race bikes.
Billet top and bottom
Carbon Model: Carbon Fibre BSTs. Manx Model: Oz racing Forged Aluminium
Chassis design was developed at the world’s most rigorous racetrack – the Isle of Man TT.
2 x 330mm floating discs. Radially mounted Brembo monobloc calipers. Brembo discs, and Brembo master cylinder
Brembo 245mm rear disc. Brembo caliper and master-cylinder
43mm Öhlins NIX30 fully adjustable upside-down forks
Öhlins TTXGP Norton bespoke fully adjustable rear shock with hydraulic preload adjustment
LED lighting for low beam, high beam, indicators and tail light
Full-colour 6-inch display with auto brightness adjustment. Engine Mode adjustment
Wet, Road and Sport
Full quick shift system and auto blipper
Linked to rider-mode: Lean-angle sensitive Traction-control using six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). Front and rear ABS. Wheelie control.
Keyless ignition system with electronic steering lock (manual fuel filler cap)
Additional aftermarket race exhaust (not for road use)
The products presented on this website are subject to regional applicability and the final specification can change.
* figure measured at the crankshaft and without the baffle fitted in the standard exhaust (160bhp with baffle).
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