Norton Motorcycle Company has just released an all-new TT (Tourist Trophy) racer in the form of the 2017 V4 RR. Designed to be both lightweight and fast, the V4 RR features an aluminum chassis, carbon fiber fairings and a potent 1200cc motor.
Starting with the frame, it has a twin-aluminum tube chassis that is complemented by carbon fiber bodywork. With it, the V4 RR tips the scales at just 179 kg. In addition, the chassis' swingarm pivot position and steering rake can be adjusted for better rideability.
The 18-liter fuel tank is also made from a lightweight composite, while a 7-inch digital color display monitors speed, rpm and fuel consumption. The V4 RR also comes with a data logger, LED lighting with daytime running lights and keyless start.
Propelling Norton's latest motorcycle is a V4 motor that displaces 1200cc. It has a claimed power output of 200+ PS at 12,500 rpm along with 130 Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm. The engine also comes with titanium inlet valves, twin injectors per cylinder, ride-by-wire throttle for each bank and chain-driven cams.
The V4 RR also benefits from three engine modes; road, track and pro-race. Traction control is available in multiple modes and is standard with wheelie and launch control. This is all managed by a six-axis inertial measurement unit. Helping the transmission on the other hand, are the slipper clutch, quickshifter with auto-blipper and an intermediate idler gear.
The front suspension is supported by fully-adustable inverted forks from NIX30, along with Ohlins dampers. Meawnhile, the rear has a TTXGP fully-adjustable rear shock that has been tailored for Norton. Completing it all is an Ohlins steering damper.
Stopping power, on the other hand, is provided by Brembo. The front disc brakes measure 330mm and come with radial-mounted monobloc calipers.
Available extras for the 2017 V4 RR include: a full titanium exhaust system which cuts weight by 8kg, faux chrome finishing and carbon fiber BST wheels.