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Old 09-12-2008, 06:44 PM   #1
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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Pretty interesting stuff; the bike everyone thought Buell would build instead comes from a small, relatively unknown manufacturer. Buell said he couldn't build a proper sportbike with the Revolution engine, but if I'm reading your comments right Kevin, apparently it can be done. What do you think the future holds for Roehr? A boutique, almost custom builder of extremely limited (and expensive) bikes, or a company with the potential to reach a larger market? This is the second new US sportbike tested recently...a trend?
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:13 PM   #3
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Indeed, this would seem to be such a better effort at creating an equal/new American performance standard, vs Big Four... then again its apples vs oranges, really.
If the bike just tested were half as much, the comparison would obviously favor Roehr so much more.
In an alternate Uni, give both Honchos a budget, all the same bits, and a certain retail price-cap for final Frankenstien, and i wonder who would create the winner.
BTW, ill take Roehrs old two stroke, please. Please.
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:14 AM   #4
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Pretty interesting stuff; the bike everyone thought Buell would build instead comes from a small, relatively unknown manufacturer. Buell said he couldn't build a proper sportbike with the Revolution engine, but if I'm reading your comments right Kevin, apparently it can be done. What do you think the future holds for Roehr? A boutique, almost custom builder of extremely limited (and expensive) bikes, or a company with the potential to reach a larger market? This is the second new US sportbike tested recently...a trend?
Well, without the supercharger, the Roehr wouldn't be nearly as appealing. Still, it seems that one could be fitted while still passing noise and exhaust emissions regs. Kudos to Roehrich for making it happen. He's a clever guy (talking also about a two-wheel-steering bike). His future success will depend largely on reaction to this bike, as that would allow him to pursue other projects.
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:40 AM   #5
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Give this guy credit for sticking with it. It's a shame that it's ready to roll when nobody has any equity in their homes.

Maybe Klazy Ken can help him with low low financing!
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:06 PM   #6
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this bike's got its own front straight? ****, man that is worth thee price of admission!
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:16 PM   #7
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this bike's got its own front straight? ****, man that is worth thee price of admission!
If you can afford 50 grand for a Vrod sportbike, it should come with its own front straight.
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Holy crap! Look who rose from the dead!
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this bike's got its own front straight? ****, man that is worth thee price of admission!
And where were you during the editing process....?
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:55 PM   #10
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I'm actually shocked that forced induction never made it back into motorcycles. Not especially for ultra high performance by the way. A modern Honda CX sport tourer would be an awesome machine. Other concepts easily spring to mind.

Small displacement forced induction engines for cars, bikes too, are the best answer for economy. GM, of all companies is going to be the first with a car in the US market using this concept by the way. The Cobalt replacement will have a 1400cc turbo engine with 150HP peak and it will get 40mpg.
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