It's been three years since we told you the Magpul Ronin 1125R was slated for possible production. Things have been quiet, but no more, they've just announced the bike will be built, beginning mid 2013, in a limited production run of 47, inspired by the 47 Ronin warriors.
... each hand-built bike will be issued a name - in lieu of a serial number - that corresponds with each of the 47 Ronin of ancient Japanese lore. An initial release of 10 bikes in the original silver and black trim will start at $38,000. There will be multiple incarnations in the line at price points corresponding with their finish and features.
Based on the Buell 1125R, they've had an inventory of new chassis in storage, waiting for the moment when production would begin and it looks like that time has arrived.
Though it's taken a while to bring the bike to market and Ronin Motorworks is a wholly independent company, since the origins are with Magpul, who offer a wide range of excellent accessories for various firearms, I can't help but think, the currently booming business in everything related to guns has, at least, played a part. Just one more reason to buy guns.
Thanks for the tip, Bryan.
Link: Ronin Motorworks