At last… a Norton we can all be proud of

Ret­ros are all fine and dandy, but cut­ting-edge bikes rule

Motorcycle News (UK) - - News -

Two-hun­dred brake horse­power-plus of V4 power from Norton? Yes please. The ret­ros they have been build­ing are all well and good, but the old firm were never about look­ing back­wards, they were about in­no­va­tion. That’s how we ended up with ge­nius such as the Featherbed frame, iso­las­tics on the orig­i­nal Com­mando and the last hur­rah that was the Ro­tary range with its glo­ri­ous race suc­cess. The V4 race bikes at the TT were a step in the right di­rec­tion but it was hard to get away from the feel­ing that they were re-worked April­ias. Now with the new V4 SS and RR (MCN, Novem­ber 16) Norton have an all-bri­tish en­gine to com­plete the pic­ture. Not sure about that shiny paint though! Mark Robin­son, Kent

If you think it looks great in pic­tures, wait un­til you see it at the NEC

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