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Old 03-26-2007, 10:32 AM   #41
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Default Re: Roehr Motorcycles V-Rod Powered V-roehr 1130 Sportbike

"paging Mr. Buell"



sorry, Mr Buell is too busy running a profitable motorcycle company that sold over 10,000 reaonably priced motorcycles last year...



I doubt he's all that interested in building something that needs $40,000 worth of carbon fiber and titanium to get within 40 lbs of the bike it'll be compared to, the $14,995 Ducati 1098





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Old 03-26-2007, 10:50 AM   #42
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So true, but that won't stop the Burger Barn crowd from buying them.



Perception vs. reality and all that.
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:51 AM   #43
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"Production of the first 50 units is slated to begin next year with a price of $39,995."



"The price is very reasonable,"



Way to keep it real.

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Old 03-26-2007, 10:51 AM   #44
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And it's also small--the same 3.8 gallons if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:52 AM   #45
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just a guess here but i think the carbon fiber and titanium bits only account for a few pounds of weight savings. i'll bet eric could bring the bike to market at 450 or so pounds--and at a reasonable price.



how much does a sportster buell weigh, anyway? i'll bet the current lump is not exactly lightweight.
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:54 AM   #46
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Claimed weight is 395.
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:56 AM   #47
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Default Re: Roehr Motorcycles V-Rod Powered V-roehr 1130 Sportbike

I guess HD was more interested in keeping the link to "tradition" alive than producing the best possible engine. I remember the HD mags gushing about how the design team had kept the character and look of the past while integrating new technology. They should have started with a clean slate...if riders want the old design, sell it (I love my Shovelhead). But don't hobble the future trying to appeal to a market that isn't buying the new engine anyway.
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:58 AM   #48
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The Street Rod and Night Rod have 5.0 gallon units.
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:32 AM   #49
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Prove that you're real - I'm from MO (the Show-Me State), and doubt your existence. You are a figment of your own imagination.
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:35 AM   #50
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At low speed, side mounted radiators do NOT cool well.



I have a VFR800, its a real leg roaster because the engine is running way above the thermostat set point (185-195 degrees) under normal conditions. Especially at slow speed, I've had the thing get to >250 degrees (overheat point).



Likewise, the goldwing had a RECALL to muck with the fueling/fuel injection to keep it from overheating after a fair amount of time at 15 MPH.



Side mounted radiators just don't work as well as front-mounted radiators.

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