Norton V4CR Prototype
Norton says the V4CR will reintroduce the brand’s fans to its iconic cafe racer heritage

The Norton V4CR prototype is based on the V4SV superbike

Norton Motorcycles has revealed the V4CR motorcycle in prototype form. This naked cafe racer is a derivative of the V4SV superbike.

The very first prototype to be designed, engineered and made at the firm’s brand new global headquarters in the UK, shares the V4SV’s DNA.

Although it is powered by the superbike’s 1200cc V4 motor that produces 185 BHP, the powertrain is not the star here. Rather, it is the bodywork, craftmanship and attention to detail that make even such a stripped-back machine standout.

Up front, the bike has a mudguard made from carbon-fibre, circular LED light, chunky inverted front forks and low-set handlebars.

Norton V4CR Prototype Side
Norton says the V4CR will be one of the most powerful British cafe racer bikes

Like the front fender, the fuel tank of the Norton V4CR prototype is made from carbon-fibre and the same goes for the body panels of the machine.

On the other hand the compact frame and swingarm are made from billet aluminium, which has been polished, while the subframe has been kept very compact.

Even the exhaust system has been closely packed, with a single-sided end can, while the wheels are modern alloys featuring wide tyres and Brembo braking hardware.

This very prototype will make its public debut at Motorcycle Live 2021 which will run from 4th to 12th December.