WHERE IS THE V4?
With all this talk about the new 650 engine, it would be easy to forget about the V4 that was unveiled last year – but Garner says Norton are on track to deliver the bike to owners soon.
“We’re going through the homologation process, and we’ve got a bike in ABS testing right now. A lot of the production parts are ready and on the shelf for when the Euro4 certification is done – it’s just a case of assembling them.
“We want to be delivering towards the end of this year, but we’re not rushing just to get it ready for a set date. The customers are happy that the bike will be ready when it’s ready.
“The SS models all sold last July, and there’s a waiting list for people who want one if anyone drops out. The RR is still for sale, but we’ve sold six months’ worth. Anyone can buy an RR, but it’ll be a 12-month wait.”
It’s on its way; Norton V4 will be rolled out towards the end of 2017