Norton Motorcycles has revealed a new prototype called the V4CR. It is the naked cafe racer derivative of the V4SV superbike that the company had unveiled earlier this year. This is the first prototype to be designed, engineered and built at the brand’s recently opened global headquarters in the UK.
Sharing the same engineering DNA, 185 bhp 1200 cc V4 engine and engineering advancements from the V4SV, the new V4CR’s stripped-back appearance showcases the unrivalled craftsmanship and uncompromising quality behind one of the most powerful British cafe racers out there.
The Norton V4CR cafe racer prototype is fitted with a carbon fibre fuel tank and body panels, polished billet aluminium swingarm and frame. It also features a compact framework and a shorter rear frame for an aggressive and commanding stance.
Dr Robert Hentschel, Chief Executive Officer, Norton Motorcycles, said, “The prototype VC4R is the next step in Norton’s strategic growth plan on its journey to becoming the world leader in luxury hand-crafted motorcycles.”
The V4CR cafe racer prototype is Norton’s latest project to use the marque’s refined V4 platform, revised over the last 16 months by a team of 30 engineers and subject to tens of thousands of road and track miles, as part of Norton’s unrelenting development process. The V4CR builds on those solid foundations and reintroduces fans to Norton’s iconic cafe racer heritage.
The Norton V4CR cafe racer prototype will make its public debut at Motorcycle Live that is scheduled to take place on 4-12th December 2021.