Roehr superbike gets go-ahead

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The Harley-Davidson V-Rod engined Roehr superbike has got the go-ahead to reach production in the middle of 2008.

The motorcycle, which has been developed over several years by Walter Roehrich, uses a V-Rod engine bored out to 1250cc and mounted in a aluminium beam frame giving it superbike proportions. While the prototype, shown here, featured Ducati-esque bodywork and a double-sided swingarm, the production “V-Roehr 1250SC” will get more individual looks and a single-sided rear suspension unit, but the biggest change is to the engine, which will get a supercharger bolted on.

The supercharger will boost the machine’s power to 180bhp, while upping torque to over 100ftlb – far more than most sportsbikes can muster.

With Ohlins suspension, Marchesini wheels and Brembo brakes, the rest of the running gear fits the normal low-production superbike blueprint.

In America, the V-Roehr 1250SC is expected to cost $44,995.00 – the equivalent of £22,000 at current exchange rates.

Look out for pictures of the final styling and the supercharged engine in MCN soon.

Ben Purvis

By Ben Purvis