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MCN exclusively rides the Norton V4 RR

Published: 18 April 2018

Updated: 17 April 2018

In this week’s all-new MCN we have gained exclusive access to Norton’s V4 RR prototype – and we have ridden it on the road! This is no Aprilia-engined TT bike, this is the real deal – a British-built superbike powered by Norton’s own 72-degree 1200cc V4 engine that is going through its final shakedown tests before being mass-produced.


“This isn’t a hard race bike with road bodywork,” said MCN’s Adam Child after his ride, “the RR is well sorted and perfectly suspended – even the seat is comfortable! Despite its fierce bark through its full titanium race system, its bite is utterly seductive…”

Riding the bike on the Isle of Man, Adam was able to let that V4 off its leash over the unrestricted Mountain section, declaring it “breathtakingly quick” while around Jurby circuit he was able to push the chassis even further.

Read all about MCN’s exclusive first ride in the all-new MCN on sale today where we have also put the Honda Africa Twin, Triumph Tiger 800 XCA and KTM 1090 Adventure R through their paces on our new gruelling 250-mile test route. In addition, we reveal the continuing fallout in the MotoGP paddock after Argentina and all the gossip from this weekend’s BSB and WSB races…

And as if that’s not enough, click here to claim your £1 off the cover price voucher!


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