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When one thinks of American sportbike manufacturers, surely Buell is the first name to pop up. Next might be Fischer, and then maybe some will know of Roehr. Like Erik Buell's, Roehr's machine is slated to use V-Twin engines from the most American of motorcycle manufacturers: Harley Davidson. Unlike Buell, the lump between the frame-rails will be the water-cooled Revolution engine, not an air-cooled Sportster-based engine. What's more is that the Roehr motor will be supercharged making 180 horsepower. That's pretty impressive stuff, and at 425 pounds (dry, claimed), this bike will boogie. Also present are Brembo brakes, Ohlins suspension and Marchesini wheels - all high-spec pieces. We think that the bike looks pretty good too, with the radiators tucked into the fairings on each side. The front bodywork seems rather Ducati 999-esque, which is odd considering that many people disliked the triple-9. Ah well, it looks okay to our eyes. With all that this bike has going for it, the high price is not surprising. Want one? Hope you've got an extra $45 grand lying around.

[Source: Roehr Motorcycles]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      it looks too much like a ducati. they should have came up with their own unique design. i would personally wait till motoczysz releases their street bike.
      • 7 Years Ago

      Such is life when you're a small market builder who cannot get thousands of bikes out per year. You see the exact same thing in every other aspect of auto sports.

      There are much slower bikes available for far more money too.. numbers are not everything.

      This bike looks impressive.. I do wonder how bikes deal with the torque output a supercharger gives however.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Are you kidding me???

      Knock off a ducati, and put a hardley ableson engine in it, and charge 45K? That is like making a ferrari knock-off kit car, and putting a flat-head in it. Flat heads may have their place, but it isn't in a sports car, not even a knock-off.

      This is an abomination. Ducati should be laughing the red off it's bikes at this.

      I'll take a 1098R or an MV Agusta 1000cc; and a BMW HP2 Sport, and a full restoration and modification regimen for my Hawk GT with some of the change left over from that 45k.

      this is the most rediculous thing I have seen in a while... and I just read that thread about the new KITT...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Buell builds water cooled bikes now. I know it lessens the contrast, but it's worth acknowledging.
      • 7 Years Ago
      How in the world is that bike worth 45 grand? There's faster bikes available for less money. Man, talk about marking up your price.
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks pretty sweet