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Old 03-26-2007, 06:27 AM   #1
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Interesting. Looks like the engine is really too large, physically, for that application, though. It makes the bike look bulky.
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: Roehr Motorcycles V-Rod Powered V-roehr 1130 Sportbike

Well, longride. It's good to see you oppressing poor Kmessiah again.
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:36 AM   #3
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My only job in life is to worry about KWalterMitty and his delusions. Wonder why he never looked me up when he was here?
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:41 AM   #4
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It seems a bit overdue to see other applications come out of the Revolution engine package. I was really happy to see HD break the mold on the old pushrod design, but the VRODs never really appealed to me. I know I am not the only one wondering why Buell has not built something around that engine yet. Maybe this will be push they need. There has to be something better than the VROD based "Road Glide" bike I have seen in various magazines; that was a mess!
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:08 AM   #5
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There was a recent interview with Erik in one of the brit mags, either PB or Bike, where Erick mentions that the water cooled engine was originally for him. He said Harley said they might want to use it a little, and could we have design input, to which he responded sure. Halfway through development Erik decided the influence was too much as the engine was getting too heavy and when Harley declined to change the specs said they'll keep it , he decided to walk and it went on to become the engine it is now. He said the target weight was 165 pounds, I think (for his uses).



Who knows what could have happened if the project went the other way.



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Old 03-26-2007, 07:13 AM   #6
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I'd have kept it belt drive.
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:24 AM   #7
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Default Re: Roehr Motorcycles V-Rod Powered V-roehr 1130 Sportbike

dry weight: 425 lbs (claimed).



so where are all the naysayers who said the v-rod engine is too heavy to serve as the basis of a sportbike?



heh, heh, heh ...



paging mr. buell.
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:32 AM   #8
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If any of the other manufacturers claims are correct, 425lbs is 50 lbs more than a lot of sportbikes that make the same and more power.



425 is more than light enough for me, but for number crunchers it's all they'll see.
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:58 AM   #9
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Default Re: Roehr Motorcycles V-Rod Powered V-roehr 1130 Sportbike

RC-51 - claimed 439lb.

1098 - claimed 381lb.



425lb without any help from H-D is more then good enough.



If these guys can do 425lb then it is more then possible to massage this engine for Erik Buell. Doesn't the motor have all kinds of cosmetic crap built into it that could be machined off?



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Old 03-26-2007, 08:05 AM   #10
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Default Well, I don't believe that weight figure...

Unless the rest of the bike is made out of carbon fiber, titanium, and unobtanium...



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