Norton’s new 650cc parallel-twin engine will power a range of motorcycles.
British bikemaker Norton, after a long hiatus, has started to work on bringing some practical motorcycles in the market. It recently went into a joint venture with Kinetic MotoRoyale for bringing its offerings in India and some other Asian markets. It’s portfolio already consists of high-capacity premium offerings but now, the company has revealed a 650cc Scrambler concept. Reportedly, it will be split into two variants with one to be an urban street bike while the other will be a dual-purpose off- and on-road motorcycle.
As per the details revealed, the rear tyre of both the Norton Scramblers will measure 17-inches. However, the front tyre of the street bike will measure 18-inches and that of the off-road versatile variant will be a 19-inch unit, perhaps the knobby type for efficient all-terrain riding. As it has been reported, also apparent from the pictures, the dual-purpose Scrambler will be in its purest form with all the guards and ruggedness to sustain whatever is thrown at it and keep going uninterrupted.
Coming to the powerplant, the 650cc parallel-twin engine being developed by Norton will work in more models than just the Scrambler. It has options of churning out 70 PS as well as 100 PS. And, as the company says that the Scrambler will be above the competition, it won’t be wrong to anticipate the 100 PS version on the bike. Surprisingly, the same powerplant will be developed to churn out 175 PS as well which will be a supercharged version.
Although Norton will retain its traditional retro styling, the Scramblers won’t miss out on modern features such as ABS and traction control. The new mill will be used on various types of motorcycles to be based on the retro bike platform, high volume platform and high-performance platform, as stated by an official from the company.
Norton 650cc Scrambler
– Norton revealed a new 650cc paralled-twin powerplant
– The 650cc Scrambler will come in two variants including Street and Dual Purpose
– Norton will also develop a 175 PS supercharged version of the engine