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Post by Henrik on Fri Aug 21 2009, 21:46

Okay H8R, help me out here. I have been reading about the first American "superbike" and I just don't get it. For starters, why would you even want to make a superbike with a cruiser engine, be it a powerful cruiser engine? To get power up, they have supercharged it giving 180hp, but then European manufacturers are getting similar power from twins that are normally aspirated. Why?

It weighs in at around 200kg dry. A superbike in 2009?

And finally, it is to cost $42'000! Seriously, what are they thinking?

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Post by H8R on Sat Aug 22 2009, 03:10

I have no idea what you're talking about Henrik....I haven't heard anything.

Do you have link?
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Post by Henrik on Sat Aug 22 2009, 12:12

Oh, I would have thought this bike was much talked about over there. Here is a link to a first test ride of the bike: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/16/4382/Motorcycle-Article/2010-Roehr-1250SC-First-Ride.aspx


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Post by H8R on Sat Aug 22 2009, 14:58

It's no wonder I never heard of it after reading the article.

Like DMG/AMA...please keep it away from me.
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Post by Henrik on Sat Aug 22 2009, 22:06

Nice, but why the Aprilia V 2 engine with 75hp? Hell, with a chassis like that, why not at least put in something like a Ducati 1198 engine in it? Or even better, the RSV4 engine!

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Post by H8R on Sat Aug 22 2009, 22:41

Agreed....but unlike the Roehr I like the concept
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Post by Henrik on Sun Aug 23 2009, 00:05

As concepts go I really like this French effort. Initially called the Tucson BT550, then changed to Roadson BT550 because Hyundai did not appreciate the name, this is a really light track bike with the Aprilia V2 550 engine. It is supposed to cost something like $ 15'000 and I think would be a blast.


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Post by H8R on Sun Aug 23 2009, 00:11

Oh man I would love to ride/race that thing!!!!
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Post by Henrik on Sun Aug 23 2009, 00:17

I should add, it is less than 100kg (200 pounds).

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Post by Henrik on Mon Aug 24 2009, 20:31

Here is another really nice track bike. This is a German built chassis using the Rotax 990cc that is in the Aprilia RSV. Pretty nice looking!


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Post by H8R on Mon Aug 24 2009, 20:52

Who's the fat guy sitting on the bike? I didn't know they made leathers that big.

I can see the Marchesini wheels, and Brembo monoblocks...The forks have thrown me though.
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Post by Henrik on Mon Aug 24 2009, 21:39

I think that one has WP forks, but it can be had with Ohlins as well.

But yeah, that guy is fat!

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