The Norton Superlight was introduced after the Atlas.
This new bike uses the same 650cc engine as the Atlas but has been tuned for racing.
The 650cc engine makes 105 bhp and the bike weighs only 158 kg dry.
The British manufacturer follows up with the Norton Superlight after introducing the scrambler type Atlas Ranger and Atlas Nomad.
The Norton Superlight is based on the same platform as the two scramblers. However, the Superlight is truly as race bike.
Yes, its engine is shared with the Atlas. It’s a 650cc parallel-Twin but with a 270o crank. But instead of making 85 bhp and 63.7 Nm of torque, the Superlight’s engine is tuned to 104.5 bhp (78 kW) and 74.6 Nm of torque.
The Superlight weighs only 158 kg dry, thanks to extensive use of carbon fibre. The bodywork and wheels are made of the black gold stuff. The polished frame is by the British frame expert, Spondon.
The bike employs Öhlins NIX forks at the front and an Öhlins TTX GP at the rear. A pair of Brembo M50 monobloc calipers clamp a pair of 320mm discs. The Superlight also has a up and down quickshifter.
Traction control is IMU assisted which provides wheelie control and launch control, additionally.
The bike is street-legal and conforms to Euro 4 regulations. It costs £19,950 in the UK, if you want to have one.