Most Amazing New American Performance Motorcycle

So, what was the most amazing new motorcycle exhibited last weekend at the V-Twin Expo of Cincinnati? No doubt for me. It’s this incredible high performance Shelby motorcycle, a collaboration between fellow Texans legendary Carroll Shelby from Shelby Automobiles Inc. and Bill Rucker from Rucker Performance. It’s no secret that if you want to build a high performance automobile or motorcycle you need a powerful engine installed in a strong lightweight chassis. With this new performance motorcycle, the idea was to rival the power to weight ratio of the famed Shelby Cobra 427 S/C. Reading the tech sheet can make your heart beat faster. Powerhouse is the brand new S&S X-Wedge 128” engine with closed loop VFI fuel injection producing 150 HP. The bike is equipped with racing-style front forks and a high performance braking system with ceramic brake rotors. Shifting is made via the Pingel 1-6 electric shifting system and suspension is made comfortable through air ride suspension. To keep the bike light, the upper body and wheels were built from carbon fiber while body panels are formed out of aluminum. Only 25 will be produced with different custom paint jobs to match the owner’s personal taste and all will feature a special edition logo. Carroll Shelby states that this unique pro-stock motorcycle offers the same thrill as driving a Cobra. If you want one, this pro-stock style bike will be available for purchase by the 3rd quarter of this year. And if you don’t have the big bucks a complete line of “Shelby” merchandise including apparel, accessories and limited edition collector’s items will also be available. It’s a very interesting partnership between Shelby Automobiles and Rucker Performance.

13 Responses to “Most Amazing New American Performance Motorcycle”

  1. 1 Drag Bars Feb 7th, 2007 at 6:35 pm

    Amazing beast!

  2. 2 Erin Rucker Feb 7th, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    Hey what a great article! Thanks!

  3. 3 Big Phil Feb 8th, 2007 at 4:49 am

    Great looking bike – certainly like to give it a try!

  4. 4 longstretch Feb 8th, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    How fast and how much?

  5. 5 BobTheBobber Feb 9th, 2007 at 11:54 am

    Does anyone know if the bike will be exhibited somewhere during Daytona BikeWeek next month?

  6. 6 DJ Chopper God Feb 9th, 2007 at 4:41 pm

    That is one badass bike!!!

  7. 7 John Feb 10th, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    Bet Jay Leno gets one………

  8. 8 Alexfjj Oct 5th, 2007 at 2:56 pm
  9. 9 Canada Feb 15th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    we can put bill RUCHER in the same category as Proudfoot , a snak a cheat , anyone who picks up dealers and another manufactures dealer meeting to show his bikes is a snake , not great dealer support either .

  10. 10 Nicker Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Certainly a refreshing new look.
    Not the same old formula.


  11. 11 rob Feb 16th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Bill Rucker is a monster next to Donn Proudfoot.
    Proudfoot is finished, what about Rucker?

  12. 12 Nate Mar 10th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    How long is Rucker’s warranty on a new bike?

  13. 13 Micah Apr 14th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    I have a buddy that purchased a modified Harley from Rucker Performance.
    My buddy went to pick it up in Texas from Rucker. He left the factory and was about 400 miles away when his rear pully started to come off while driving 70 miles per hour. He was almost killed.
    Rucker had it towed to Tripp Harley Davidson in Texas. It sat for months. Recently the bike was repoec by another Texas Harley dealer! Here my buddy paid Bill Rucker big bucks and got nothing by a near death experience! He even had to pay the tow bill and air fair home. MESSED up!
    Some things never change! Bill Rucker, Are you frineds with Donn Proudfoot? You ought to be!
    Shame on you Bill r or is that a f in front of ucker?????

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