The production sport bike will feature a brand new 1200 cc V4 engine and a tubular aluminum frame, both built in-house, all of which has the attention of motorcycle enthusiasts around the world. Norton Motorcycles will present their new superbike as well as possibly a smaller 650cc twin engine model at the largest motorcycle show in England when Motorcycle Live 2016 opens its doors on November 19th.
Some enthusiasts however just can’t wait, the first limited edition of 200 superbike motorcycles has already sold out with buyers paying over $57,000 for the bragging rights to own one of these new powerhouses.
Not only has this new superbike raised awareness for the classic British brand, it’s shown just how interested the motorcycle public is in the Norton name. A Facebook update on the launch of the new model had 750,000 hits in just 48 hours. If the teased sportsbike is too modern for some readers, Norton specializes in recreating the style that put the brand on the worldwide map.
Riders who visit Norton’s website can choose from a Dominator model and three versions of the 961 series. All enjoy an in-house designed and built 961cc Parallel Twin and in some sense could be considered custom motorcycles as they’re built to order.
While the current line-up recalls Norton’s famed café racer style, the model generating all the two-wheeled curiosity is a tribute to the performance motorcycles that dominated the racing world in the 1930’s with a frim focus on tomorrow’s technology. There are rumors of a rear view camera and a premium level electronics package with semi-active suspension.
For the new sportbike and rumored smaller cousin, a 650cc twin engine model, we need to wait until Motorcycle Live 2016 opens its doors on November 19th.