Roehr Motorcycles has revealed their new V-roehr 1130 superbike, powered by the Harley-Davidson Revolution engine, the same engine found in all of Harley's V-Rod variations. Housed in carbon fiber bodywork with strong hints of Ducati, this new bike looks to have a lot of potential. As we've said many times, big twins need something other than a cruiser frame to show their stuff and this could do it. Production of the first 50 units is slated to begin next year with a price of $39,995.
We've reported on the Roehr Motorcycle company before and the long gestation period for this bike. It looks like they are getting a lot closer to getting the bike out the door. I really like the current choice of the Revolution engine, especially since there are so many performance upgrades available, some of which will be offered by Roehr raising power to as much as 180 hp.
The price is very reasonable, the design, while not spectacular is certainly nice and I have to believe the V-Rod power could make this a pretty sweet ride. It will be very interesting to see how the actual production model performs. More American sport bikes, ... I like this.
Press release with specifications, photos and link below:
Roehr Motorcycles introduces the V-roehr 1130 superbike, a new generation of American motorcycle.
Powered by the Harley-Davidson* Revolution* engine, the V-roehr combines modern state-of-the-art engine technology with a race track inspired chassis design, resulting in a truly modern American sport bike.
The design goal for the new superbike was simply to produce the fastest, most powerful, and finest handling machine, using the best American engine available.
The Harley-Davidson* Revolution* engine was chosen due to it’s superior power potential, modern high tech design and durable construction, allowing reliable high power output potentials.
The engine is housed in a composite CrMo steel and aluminum composite beam frame, consisting of large diameter, internally ribbed steel main beams, bonded and bolted to billet machined aluminum swingarm pivot plates.
This design uses these two materials in areas of the frame in which their material characteristics are best suited, yielding a stiff, light weight structure that provides excellent feedback and rider feel.
This light, compact frame, combined with ideal chassis geometry and mass centralization provides an exceptionally responsive, stable and balanced handling dynamic.
Side mounted radiators provide a forward engine position allowing a suitable wheelbase and ideal weight distribution.
The V-roehr is also equipped with the finest chassis components available. Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes, Marchesini wheels and beautiful bodywork in aerospace quality carbon- fiber.
Designed and constructed by company founder Walter Roehrich, the V-roehr delivers the power, performance and beauty unmatched by current American sport bikes.
Roehr Motorcycles will also offer a full line of high-performance parts and accessories, with engine kits producing up to 180hp.
Production of the first 50 units is scheduled to begin in 2008, with pricing estimated at $39,995.00.
Escrow deposits to reserve your V-roehr will be accepted starting Aug.1st 2007 for 2008 delivery.
Type 2 cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC, Counterbalanced, 60deg, V-twin
Bore X Stroke 100mm X 72mm
Compression ratio 11.3 / 1
Transmission 5 speed
Clutch Wet, multi-plate, hydraulic actuation
HP/Torque 120hp / 75lb/ft
Final drive Chain
Type Steel/aluminum composite beam frame, 4130 steel/ 7075 aluminum
Wheelbase 56 inches (1422mm)
Rake/trail 23.5deg. / 97mm
Seat height 31.5 inches
Dry weight 425lbs. (193kg)
Front suspension Ohlins 43mm fully adjustable upside-down fork with TiN
Rear suspension Ohlins fully adjustable linkless monoshock
Front Brakes 2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc
4 piston calipers. (Production version)
Rear brake 245mm single disc, with 2 piston Brembo caliper
Frt. Wheel/tire 3.5 x 17 forged aluminum 10 spoke Marchesini, 120/70 ZR17 tire
Rear wheel/tire 6.0 x 17 forged aluminum 10 spoke Marchesini, 190/55 ZR17 tire
Fuel tank capacity 3.6 US gallons