Roehr Motorcycle Company

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Roehr Motorcycles LLC
Type LLC
Industry Motorcycles
Fate Closed
Founded 1995
Founder(s) Walter Roehrich
Headquarters Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Products Motorcycles

Roehr Motorcycle Company was a US motorcycle manufacturer based Gurnee, Illinois. It closed down in 2012.[1]

History[edit]

In 1995 Walter Roehrich began construction of the 500 cc two stroke v-twin motorcycle, using Yamaha YZ250 engine parts on a prototype crankcase. The result was the 115 hp Roehr Rv500 that was shown to the press in 2000. The company intended to manufacture the motorcycle in limited numbers but manufacturing the bike with the addition of the DFI fuel system was prohibitively expensive[2]

The company turned its focus in creating a production bike. The Rv1000 prototype powered by a 120 hp 936cc 60° 4-stroke V-twin manufactured by US Highland was revealed in 2004.

V-Roehr[edit]

V-Roehr
Manufacturer Roehr Motorcycle Company
Production 2008 -
Class Sport bike
Engine Supercharged, liquid cooled, DOHC, 8v 60deg V-twin
Bore x Stoke: 105 mm x 72mm
Power 180 hp (130 kW) @ 9000 rpm
Torque 113 lb·ft (153 N·m)
Transmission 6-speed, wet clutch
Frame type CrMo steel/aluminum beam
Suspension Front: Ohlins 43 mm USD, radial mount calipers
Rear: Ohlins single shock with progressive linkage
Brakes Front: Brembo 2 x 320 mm radial mount 4 piston calipers
Rear: Brembo 1 x 230 mm, 2 piston caliper
Tires Front: 120/70/17 Rear: 190/50/17
Wheelbase 56 inches (140 cm)
Seat height 31.5 inches (80 cm)
Weight 425 pounds (193 kg) (dry)

Roehr introduced the V-Roehr production motorcycle in March 2007. The bike was to be powered by a 180 hp supercharged Harley Davidson 1250 cc "Revolution" engine. Production of the first 50 bikes was scheduled to begin in 2008.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Announcement on elmoto.net". Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Roehr Motorcycles history". Archived from the original on 2006-11-11. Retrieved 2007-01-14. 
  3. ^ "Roehr Introduces 1130 V-roehr Superbike". Retrieved 2007-12-05.