Roehr Motorcycles has just allowed reservations for the new 1250sc model which will be available this summer. Claimed being the most powerful and implicit the fastest running production bike that America has to offer, it already starts to impress and you couldn’t expect less.
Walter Roehrich is the master mind behind what will probably become the most beloved super sport motorcycle in the United States. Founder of the company and motorcycling passionate, Walter knew that its recipe of building the ultimate must offer that extra performance which can only be obtained through a combination of the best of the best features that such a bike can implement.
These consist in power and style inspired from the two main continents so you will have a proper American V-Twin powering the European-like bike in the way you’ve never even dreamed about. At least this is what we can deduce at a first glance, but be sure that the numbers confirm our sayings.
Powered by a specially designed supercharged 1250cc Harley-Davidson Revolution engine, the Roehr produces an amazing 180 HP and proves knowing how to use them. The powerband is broad and the acceleration linear so the maker proves being able to harness the stud perfectly.
In order to best value that much horsepower you need a stable and agile motorcycle and these features are present due to the modular BiMetal composite beam frame. It helps keeping the bike rigid when needed and thanks to its light weight it allows for quick handling response.
So we should be in for some real track action once this limited edition model will be facing the streets, or better of the track, but until then we can only see against who it is up to.
Being a combination between two different styles, the 1250sc competes with unique bikes, mostly Italian and American.
2008 Buell 1125R
First, there is the Buell 1125R, a motorcycle which had successfully tried to identify on such a crowded and rough market, but it seems that compared to the new born American muscle motorcycle the 142 horsepower developed by the liquid-cooled 1125 Helicon V-Twin seem a bit anemic, but this is only when putting it up against a bike such the one reviewed today. Normally, the sporty Buell is a sharp handling and versatile motorcycle suitable for aggressive riding pilots from both continents.
2008 Bimota DB7
This case also applies when it comes to stylish models such as the Bimota DB7, equipped with the Ducati 1098 Testastretta Evolution engine. The unit delivers great power (160 HP) all through the rpm range, only a twist of the throttle being needed in order to make a point against any other bike that may or may not try to make it shine less.
2008 Benelli Tornado Tre 1130
Also suitable for this comparison, the Benelli Tornado 1130 has a racing frame backed up by great power and torque, perfect for riders who never seem to get enough of their super sport machinery. In this case we’re talking about a liquid-cooled 1131cc inline-triple developing an impressive 160 HP, more than you have ever expected from the Green and Grey painted bike.
Pricing for the new Roehr hasn’t been announced yet so this can be the decisive factor. I don’t know how you will make the orders without knowing the price, but maybe that’s just me.