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Roehr 1250 (2009-current)



Detail Value
New price £36,500
Engine size 1250 cc
Power 180 bhp
Top speed 190 mph
Insurance group 17 of 17
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 5 rating is 0
Engine rating is 4 rating is 0
Ride & Handling rating is 4 rating is 0
Equipment rating is 5 rating is 0
Quality & Reliability rating is 4 rating is 0
Value rating is 3 rating is 0

MCN overall verdict rating is 5

The Roehr is a very exclusive, hand-built, all-American sports bike using a supercharged Harley Davidson 1250cc V-twin stolen from a V-Rod. The frame was designed by Walter Roehr himself. It’s not just a gimmick either, it works and, considering the weight of the Harley engine, handles far better than you’d think.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

Currently the most powerful production bike in the USA putting out more power than even a Ducati 1098R or KTM RC8R. The already over-engineered Harley engine receives a huge dollop of extra power thanks to a light weight supercharger. Claimed power is 180bhp with an arm-ripping 115ftlb of torque, all through a five-speed gearbox.   

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

Considering the weight and size of the mighty V-twin which has been shoe horned into a very special CroMolly steel and aluminium frame it handles far better than you’d expect. The Roehr’s wheel base is very similar to a Ducati 1198. Ohlins suspension controls both front and rear and is fully adjustable. On standard settings it’s slightly on the soft side, more for the road than track, more catered for the US market.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 0

As you would expect from a £35,000 plus bike the level of craftsmanship and quality components is very high. The Marchesini, forged, lightweight wheels are very trick and the single sided swing-arm is very MV-like. Huge 320 semi-floating front discs are gripped by radial-mounted, four-piston calipers. Then there’s the unusual parts like a full race exhaust which is half Vance and Hines and half Akrapovic – or a filler cap, which is where there pillion would sit as the fuel is under the race hump, sub frame and under the rider’s seat. Compare and buy parts for the Roehr 1250 in the MCN Shop.

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

Impossible to judge reliability yet as this is a one off and all hand-built. However, the Harley Davidson V-Rod engine is bullet-proof and was designed in partnership with Porsche and even with the added boost in power should prove 100% reliable. The level of finish and quality components is also high.

Value

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

The Roehr is one of the most expensive bikes on the road at the moment alongside Ducati’s GP-inspired Desmo. At £36,500 it’s only a dream bike for many. But it’s currently the most powerful American production bike, is hand made and is very, very special. As only a handful have been built it’s arguably the most exotic and rare production bike in the world currently.

Insurance

Insurance group: 17 of 17

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Model History

2009: Model launched

Other Versions

None

Specifications

Top speed 190 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 180 bhp
Max torque 115 ft-lb
Weight 196 kg
Seat height 800 mm
Fuel capacity 12.1 litres
Average fuel consumption 40 mpg
Tank range 100 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 17 of 17
Engine size 1250 cc
Engine specification 8v four stroke V-Twin, 6 gears
Frame CrMolly steel/ Alum
Front suspension adjustment Ohlin 43mm forks fully adjustable
Rear suspension adjustment Ohlin single shock, fully adjustable
Front brakes 2x 320mm 4piston radial caliper
Rear brake 245mm disc two piston
Front tyre size 120/70x17
Rear tyre size 190/55x17

Owners' Overall Rating rating is 0(0 reviews)

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jake318

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ROEHR 1250SC

 I  HAVE BOUGHT/ SOLD  28 BIKES IN THE LAST 2 YEARS AND THE ROEHR IS GOING TO BE ONE OF MY 10 KEEPERS IN  MY MOTORCYCLE COLLECTION .
 ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING MOTORCYCLES IVE EVER SEEN ( PHOTOS DONT DO IT JUSTICE ) HANDLING IS  NEARLY IDENTICAL TO MY 2009 DUCATI 1198 WITH  MORE POWER ,AND WIDER POWERBAND THAT STARTS 2000RPM LOWER  FOR GREATER LOW END

08 July 2011 05:37

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