AFTER a sensational 7th place in Saturday’s Superbike TT race, Norton Boss Stuart Garner says there’s more to come from the V4-powered SG5.
In a successful test at Jurby airfield on the Isle of Man yesterday with Australian rider Dave Johnson, Garner said: “The bike was sitting up in some of the slower corners so we’ve changed the geometry and made it turn quicker. It’s now a bit sharper but still stable on the fast parts of the course. Dave rode it and said it’s good to go.” The bike features an adjustable headstock so is relatively easy to change the set-up. They’ve also made some changes to the fuelling.
The team are hoping to get in a flying lap tonight for Senior TT practice and are confident of throwing in another 130mph lap.
Rumour has it that some technical parts of the SG5 race bike features chassis parts which will be used as the basis for Norton’s future 1200cc road bike, a project that factory insiders say is gathering pace rapidly.