ROADS TO GLORY

TT racer is car­bon copy of new V4 RR road bike

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

When Nor­ton pulled the cov­ers of their new V4 RR road bike, first re­vealed by MCN back in Oc­to­ber last year be­fore its launch to the pub­lic at Mo­tor­cy­cle Live last Novem­ber, the world gasped in ad­mi­ra­tion – then the doubters started to pick holes in it. Would it ever be built? Would it work? Would this re­ally be the ba­sis for the TT race bike? Would it re­ally jus­tify the price tag?

With the V4 road bike now go­ing through the fi­nal stages of pro­duc­tion prepa­ra­tion, we strip the fair­ings off the SG6 TT race bike to un­cover the truth of just how close it re­ally is to the V4 RR. Clearly there’s one big ele­phant in the room – or un­der the sil­ver fair­ing – in the shape of the Wsb-spec Aprilia V4 en­gine – but is that where the dif­fer­ences end?

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