SV650.org - SV650 & Gladius 650 Forum



Bikes - Talk & Issues Newsworthy and topical general biking and bike related issues. No crapola!
Need Help: Try Searching before posting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 17-11-18, 08:25 AM   #21
Red ones
Member
Mega Poster
 
Red ones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 1,416
Default The new Norton

The point of the Superlight is not a 650 per se. You can't compare that with the price of an SV just because it's a 650. Look at that spec

105bhp 75 Nm
Ohlins all round
All carbon fibre bodywork
3 ride modes
Ride by wire
Traction control
Wheelie control
Launch control
Carbon fibre wheels
158 kg

What the spec doesn't mention is the supercharger.

It's effectively a proof of concept vehicle trying to recover some research funding.

Last edited by Red ones; 17-11-18 at 10:29 AM.
Red ones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-18, 09:54 AM   #22
Seeker
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: NE Lincs
Posts: 200
Default Re: The new Norton

kaivalagi is going to go wild when he sees the price of the Arch KRGT- 1, still it's not a 650, its a 2032cc S&S engine (derived from a Harley). Yours for 89500. Where's the end of the queue?

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/...rch-uk-launch/

The bike that Keanu built (well, paid for), at that price maybe we're still in the Matrix.
Seeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-18, 12:09 PM   #23
Sir Trev
Member
Mega Poster
 
Sir Trev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: High Wycombe, where the chair factories used to be
Posts: 1,227
Default Re: The new Norton

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red ones View Post
The point of the Superlight is not a 650 per se. You can't compare that with the price of an SV just because it's a 650. Look at that spec

105bhp 75 Nm
Ohlins all round
All carbon fibre bodywork
3 ride modes
Ride by wire
Traction control
Wheelie control
Launch control
Carbon fibre wheels
158 kg

What the spec doesn't mention is the supercharger.

It's effectively a proof of concept vehicle trying to recover some research funding.

Is this going to make the specs for the Lightweight TT? Would be interesting to see some more serious competition for the Kwakasaki dominance of the past few years.
__________________
We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town, BEEP BEEP!
Sir Trev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-11-18, 10:14 AM   #24
kaivalagi
Member
Mega Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Norwich
Posts: 1,950
Default Re: The new Norton

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
kaivalagi is going to go wild when he sees the price of the Arch KRGT- 1, still it's not a 650, its a 2032cc S&S engine (derived from a Harley). Yours for 89500. Where's the end of the queue?

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/...rch-uk-launch/

The bike that Keanu built (well, paid for), at that price maybe we're still in the Matrix.
Nah, just wondering why all the interest in bikes that are clearly not priced for the average joe Reminds me of top gear fantasizing about luxury sports cars that non of the viewers could ever afford...

That arch is clearly priced for the hollywood fashion icons amongst us lol, If going down the muscle cruiser route I would much prefer a rocket 3 with all the patalina mods for well under 20K...220NM of 2.3L rocket goodness too instead of that air cooled junk

e.g.
__________________
Mark

Triumph and Suzuki owner

Last edited by kaivalagi; 18-11-18 at 10:25 AM.
kaivalagi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-11-18, 10:35 AM   #25
Seeker
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: NE Lincs
Posts: 200
Default Re: The new Norton

Isn't the Rocket 3 discontinued because it doesn't meet Euro4?


update: The current R3 is discontinued but there might be a new model coming.

Last edited by Seeker; 18-11-18 at 10:42 AM.
Seeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-11-18, 05:30 PM   #26
kaivalagi
Member
Mega Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Norwich
Posts: 1,950
Default Re: The new Norton

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
Isn't the Rocket 3 discontinued because it doesn't meet Euro4?


update: The current R3 is discontinued but there might be a new model coming.
Yes, I had one from new for 5 years until September this year and chopped it in for a change of fun bike, now have a gsx-s1000.

If I wanted a muscle cruiser again I know what I'd want again, that bike was worth its price tag! And still is second hand...
__________________
Mark

Triumph and Suzuki owner
kaivalagi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Norton Seeker Bikes - Talk & Issues 17 15-10-18 10:17 AM
What do you think of Norton? NewsBot News 0 07-05-13 07:30 PM
Norton maviczap Idle Banter 3 31-03-12 05:18 PM
'New' NORTON Steve H Bikes - Talk & Issues 6 03-10-06 11:37 AM
Anyone use Norton Ghost? Nekkid Idle Banter 11 27-09-06 08:11 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.