Roehr American Superbike Now EPA Approved In All US States

RoehrmotorcycleAfter getting a 49-state certification earlier this year, Roehr Motorcycles LLC got certified by the California Air Research Board for sale in California. A big achievement for the company President Walter Roehrich. “It’s been a long process but we are now finally able to deliver bikes to our California customers. I’m sure they will agree with our 49 state customers, that it was well worth the wait.” ROEHR Motorcycles is extending it’s successful $44,995, introductory special pricing program on its 1250sc model. The American Supercharged superbike is powered by a special version of the Harley Revolution engine (V-Rod) producing 180 hp. Roehr Motorcycles.

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16 Responses to “Roehr American Superbike Now EPA Approved In All US States”


  1. 1 busfreak Dec 11th, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Kawasaki Ninja zx-14 is rated at 178 hp out of the showroom. You can pick one up for around 12k plus change. I don’t see the 44k price tag for a fancy V rod.

  2. 2 Jimmy B Dec 11th, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Yes expensive but American made.

  3. 3 busfreak Dec 11th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Yea Jimmy, but how many Americans in this shitty economy have 44K to spend.

  4. 4 Fab Kevin Dec 11th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    “Kawasaki Ninja zx-14 is rated at 178 hp out of the showroom. You can pick one up for around 12k plus change. I don’t see the 44k price tag for a fancy V rod.”

    Yes, that is true. Hopefully, there will be some wealthy motorcycle enthusiasts that are willing to jump in, and get the ball rolling. Producing 5 or 10 motorcycles is an ENORMOUS undartaking, and complying with epa and safety regs must have been a nightmare. Like anything, the more they produce – the lower the cost. Hopefully they can make a go of it, and one day I might even be able to own one.

  5. 5 Jeff Nicklus Dec 11th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    busfreak,

    ….. “how many Americans in this shitty economy have 44K to spend?….”

    I think you would be shocked at the number of people with $44K in discretionary income today. There are many, many people making tons of money in today’s economic environment …. this is the time to make money, it is a buyer’s market!

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  6. 6 J Dec 11th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Yep, that’s true- doubt he’s making much of a profit at that price, given the red tape he has to jump thru….. But hey, it’s worth boxing out small business owners in the name of global warming, right?

    Busfreak- you can pick up a sweet Chinese ninja bike at Sam’s Club for pennies on the dollar, too- see the problem yet?

    You will…,….

  7. 7 Lyle Dec 11th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Well, there’s more competition for the guys manufacturing 44K choppers and although the economy’s hurting, their still selling them. I would think there is enough of a niche market for American sportbikes to keep them in business.

  8. 8 just my opinion Dec 11th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    all I have to say is anything made in America is good for Americans.
    Good luck hope you sell lots of these bikes.

  9. 9 IMOP Dec 11th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Cool bike…………………….. but:

    I think BMW has the right idea for 2010. They are known somewhat as an over priced “nice” bike to some… And they are in there own right, if your into that. But BMW’s new Super bike “sport bike” has allot of great equipment similar to Ducati for about $13,500 with all the name brand goodies. With 193HP and the BMW name it should be a slam dunk to play with the top four guys. http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/index.html
    Ill give credit where credit is due, and I have to give major props to an AMERICAN company to go for it with an American engine aswell. Congratulations is due! But in that same sentence we will not soon see the Roehr American Superbike line up in the super bike shoot out in all the magazines. Not that this is overly important to many, but I do feel its covered in just about every super bike mag and has TONS of unpaid advertising to the company around the world through Internet and press. Some would argue that someone like Ducati is not in the shoot aswell. I would agree, but I think that the Italian maker has been been breathing the rarefied air near Ferrari for many years and has a race proven success to get what they got……. let me step down from my soap box now before I brake my leg

    Again, congratulations to Roehr American Superbike… looking forward to seeing some great testing VID’S on U-tube… Hope all the Mags pick it up and run a full article on your new bike ! ! ! Great Job !

  10. 10 Dave Blevins Dec 11th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Although this is not my kind bike (to build or to ride) I think it is a good looking & exciting machine… it has nice lines and plenty of power, what more could you ask for in this type of bike? In my opinion this is the type of bike Confederate should have been producing instead of those odd-looking bikes that everyone looks at but won’t actually buy.
    As far as the buy a Kawasaki for less money notion, WHO CARES? This bike is obviously not created for a mass produced Kawasaki type buyer.
    I agree with Jeff Nicklus that there are more people out there with money than you think, they just want something different… not weird, not odd, and not the same old same old.

  11. 11 Doc Robinson Dec 12th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I have ridden the Roehr and it is an innovative and exciting motorcycle. I can testify that it is a well sorted out bike that goes very fast, handles very well and stops very effectively. It is obviously aimed at a niche market and, like several people above have said, there are lots of people out there with the money for exclusive toys. Be proud that this is an American bike, designed by an American and built in America. Well done Walter and the best of luck!

  12. 12 Looper Dec 13th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Jeff, Folks may have the money but if you haven’t noticed, conspicuous consumption is dead. The ZX-14 is a bitchin bike for the money and Kaw will seel a ton of them at 12k or less OTD. It’s fairly comfy and you can ride it cross country. BMW’s new superbike is going to be huge at that pricepoint and performance level too.

    Yeah, great for Roehr, we wish them all the best. And Big Dog too. And AIH, er, nevermind that one. Lots of luck.

  13. 13 Jeff Nicklus Dec 13th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Looper,

    There are Fords and Chevrolets and then there are Mercedes Benz and Rolls Royce ….. in short there is an ass for every seat. The high end car companies, for example, have not reported a drop in sales while we all know what has happened to GM and Chrysler. People with the $$$ do not accept the “it is fairly comfy for the money theory” nor do they want to know “how much is the payment” … they just write a check. This is the group that the Roehr bike will appeal to and I have no doubt that the bike will sell well. Likewise, the Kaw ZX-14 will do well with their price point and the “less mature” age group of riders the bike is directed toward. No offense intended toward the ricers out there.

    Over & out,

    Jeff

  14. 14 Joe Skonecki Dec 13th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Hopefully the trickle down effect works for us (all) like it has in the past. It was the rich first who had toilets. Then men began to invent efficient ways to build them faster and more economical for us all.

    Thank God for Sir John Harrington, Alexander Cummings, and Thomas (John) Crapper, and all the rich people that spent the money first to have the best first. If everyone was poor no body would benefit. The capitalist system has helped the USA become the greatest nation in history. All we have to do is keep it going and enforce justice on the corruption that is killing it.

    Remember in recent history just a few years ago plasma screen TVs were 20k+. Now you can get 1 for a few hundred bucks.

  15. 15 Joe Skonecki Dec 13th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    I wish Roehr Motorcycles LLC the best!

    Thank you for giving us all hope that an American sport bike can still be made here. God bless you guys.

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