Roehr 1250 Gets EPA Certified

For quite a while now Roehr Motorcycles has been readying themselves to build a single product.  Their dream is to produce an American-made, 50-state legal, superbike that can compete with the best from Japan, Italy, and Germany.  They’ve now moved one step closer to fulfilling that dream.  The Environmental Protection Agency has certified the Roehr 1250sc as meeting the environmental requirements for sale in the United States.  That makes the bike legal for sale in 49 states.  Approval from the California Air Resources Board is expected shortly.

This means that a real American superbike is almost ready for sale in the United States.

The Roehr 1250sc is powered by the water-cooled, Harley-Davidson Revolution engine, which, with the addition of a proprietary supercharger developer by Roehr, that provides an output of 180 HP at 9100 RPM, and 115 lb/ft of torque at 7600 RPM.

The 1250sc is ready for a track day right off the showroom floor, since it comes stock with and Ohlins 43mm fully adjustable upside-down fork up front and a Ohlins fully adjustable linkless monoshock in back providing the suspension.  Stopping power is provided by 2 x 330mm semi-floating discs with radially mounted Brembo 4 piston calipers on the front wheel and 245mm single disc with 2 piston Brembo calipers on the rear wheel.  The exhaust system flows through dual Akraprovic carbon-fiber performance mufflers.  The final drive is a 520 O-ring chain in the single-sided swingarm.

The dry weight of the 1250sc is a claimed 432 lbs (196kg).  Wet weight won’t be all that much more, since the fuel tank only holds 3.2 gallons, which kind of limits the bike’s street potential.  You may find that the price does too, since all those premium components come with a $50k price tag. But, people buy the Ducati Desmo, so there’s no reason they can’t buy this, too.

More information about the 1250sc is available at Roehr’s web site.  And if you’re really interested, and will be in the Santa Monica, CA area, you can set up a test ride.

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Author: Dale Franks

Dale Franks is the former host of The Business Day, ”a daily, four-hour business and financial news program on KMNY Radio in Los Angeles. From 2002-2004, he was a contributor on military and international affairs for TechCentralStation.com. Currently, he a publisher and editor of the monthly political journal The New Libertarian, as well as an editor of the popular web log, Q and O. Dale served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1993, in variety of assignments both in the United States and Europe, where he also was assigned to the staff of the Headquarters of Allied Forces Central Europe. In addition to broadcasting, writing, and speaking on various topics, Dale has also been a long-time technical training instructor on a variety of computer software and technology subjects. Dale has also long been involved with information technology as an accomplished web designer, programmer, and technologist, serving as the corporate knowledge specialist for Microsoft Outlook at SAIC, the nation's largest employee-owned corporation. Additionally, he is the author of a number of software user guides used for classroom training by one of Southern California’'s premier computer training and consulting firms. His book, SLACKERNOMICS: Basic Economics for People Who Find Economics Boring, is available from Barnes & Noble.

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