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]