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650cc par­al­lel twin O 105bhp and 55ftlb O 158kg (kerb) O £19,950

Built to com­pete in the light­weight class at the Isle of Man TT, the new Su­perlight is no bud­get 600cc su­pers­port replica aimed at show­room wars; it’s the real deal.

It’s all about light weight, su­perb han­dling, and us­ing ev­ery one of its 105bhp. The Su­perlight will cost £19,950 and for that you’ll get a road- le­gal ver­sion of the bike you’ll see John Mcguin­ness point­ing over the Moun­tain Course at this year’s Light­weight TT.

For a su­pers­port of­fer­ing, it’s ex­cep­tion­ally highly spec’d: as the price would sug­gest. It’s all-car­bon body­work is near-iden­ti­cal to the V4 RR and SS, although it’s a marginally smaller bike in al­most all di­men­sions. The frame is a near ex­act clone of the V4’s, with con­ces­sions to the more com­pact na­ture of the par­al­lel-twin 650, which is shorter than the V4.

The ba­sic ar­chi­tec­ture is the same though, as is the la­bo­ri­ous but stun­ning mir­ror fin­ish. The wheels are the same seven-spoke BST car­bon fi­bre rims as the RR, and the single-sided swingarm is iden­ti­cal to the V4’s as are the fullyad­justable Öh­lins NIX30 fork, be­spoke TTXGP monoshock, and steer­ing damper. It has to be the hottest su­pers­port twin ever built and MCN is hop­ing to get a go soon!

The new Su­perlight 650 shares many parts with the firm’s £44k flag­ship V4 SS

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