After revealing two new motorcycles – Norton Atlas Nomad and Norton Atlas Ranger – the British motorcycle manufacturer has shown another product. It is called the Norton Superlight. The bike was showcased at the Motorcycle Live Show in England. With three new products on hand, it seems that Norton is on a spree. While we’ve already talked about the two Atlas boys in our earlier story, this time we would see what the Norton Superlight is all about.
As the name suggests, the Superlight is very weight conscious. Norton has used a plethora of carbon fibre in making this gorgeous motorcycle. It weighs 158kg (dry). For a 650cc motorcycle that’s an impressive number, isn’t it? And it becomes more impressive considering the fact that the engine is compliant to Euro-4 emission norms.
Talking about the engine, the parallel-twin unit is the same that Norton has used in the Atlas bikes. However, since the Superlight is kind of a race bike, Norton has tweaked the engine a bit. Now, it produces 105 horses and 74Nm of torque. Combine these numbers with the weight figure and you can imagine how brutal this machine can be. To make sure that the rider is in full control of the power at all times, the Superlight comes with 320mm dual disc brakes at the front couple with Brembo M50 caliper. We also get ABS and traction control.
Other interesting features include wheelie control, launch control, 6 axis IMU, quick-shifter with support for both up and downshifts and an auto-blipper. The suspension setup on the Superlight comprises of Ohlins NIX forks are at the front and Ohlins TTX GP shock for the rear.
There is no information as to when and if this Superlight would see the light of the day. However, it is being anticipated that Norton would use this bike in the 2019 Isle of Man TT under the Lightweight TT Class.