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Poll: Will new Norton V4 race bike finish the TT?

The new Norton V4 race bike hss been unveiled this morning on the Isle of Man and the latest issue of MCN has the full story of its development – Norton started building the bike around an Aprilia V4 engine and Spondon chassis just six weeks ago and have just 37 days before the TT. So, can they do it? Do...

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N152er

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N152er says:

Norton / Aprillia

I think this Aprillia engine has done more damage than good to Norton, I think back to when I heard that Norton were thinking about a shock return to Motogp with a v4 motor, (CRT Class) This just confirms that I and all will never own a norton v4. never mind the italians and japanese can have our moneys

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CBR11X

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CBR11X says:

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I don't know. ThePornstar reminded us of the fact that Biaggi used about an engine per race for the WSBK last year, and each race was not much longer than 60 miles. 6 laps around the TT course is more than 220 miles, with extended periods on full throttle. I doubt the engines will last without substantial de-tuning or dropping of the rev ceiling.

Sign of the times I'm afraid. Most of these old school brands that have been revived over the years are nothing more than re-badge jobs. There aren't many manufacturers out there to be sure. Look at the 'Bugatti' Veyron (VW), Lamborghini (VW), Ducati (soon to be VW) etc.

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H2pots

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H2pots says:

norton finshing at tt?

yes, i think the norton readers special will finish, after all most of the bits are from the M&P and Demon Tweaks catalogue

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