Norton V4SV: New Norton’s new superbike unveiled

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My pension drawdown sits untouched (and earmarked for 'toys')... But, as nice as it is, it's too OTT for this boy's simple tastes :)
 

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I think it looks the business , does this quick shifter thingy eliminate the traditional clutch , I see no clutch reservoir …. doubt it would be cable operated or I am completely ill informed …. thanks for any knowledge ….
 

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I think it looks the business , does this quick shifter thingy eliminate the traditional clutch , I see no clutch reservoir …. doubt it would be cable operated or I am completely ill informed …. thanks for any knowledge ….
No, still has a clutch, but may have vacuum assist.
quick-shifter eliminates need for clutching during up-shift and down-shift, but you still need a clutch for starts and stops.
 
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Its always been cable operated, the clutch. Gives a better, more direct feel.
A quick shift does nothing more than allow wide open throttle gear changes, by momentarily cutting the ignition.
 
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Its always been cable operated, the clutch. Gives a better, more direct feel.
A quick shift does nothing more than allow wide open throttle gear changes, by momentarily cutting the ignition.
To elaborate, a pressure sensor on the selector rod, tells the ecu you're lifting up to change gear, and in turn cuts the igition instead of you having to back off the throttle.
 

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Anybody know why the 'SV' suffix? As someone who grew up with OHV, OHC, DOHC etc.. SV was always: 'Side Valve'
Perhaps that's why it's dropped 15 hp??
Maybe there's a 'Big 4' coming :)
Maybe Sport Veloce like some Italian models.
 

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A British built, Indian owned bike with an Italian name?
Didn't Lotus have a Lotus Esprit, and Lotus Elan, French names, what's wrong with an Italian name?
Could be worse:
A Thai built, Indian owned bike, with Italian name, unloaded in a British port.
That would make one hell of a long engine badge.;)
 
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Didn't Lotus have a Lotus Esprit, and Lotus Elan, French names, what's wrong with an Italian name?
Could be worse:
A Thai built, Indian owned bike, with Italian name, unloaded in a British port.
That would make one hell of a long engine badge.;)
My short reply would be Triumph Daytona.
 
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