Four More Buell 1125R Ronin Bikes Up for Grabs

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Every now and then, Ronin bikes make it to the front page of our website, and today is one of those days. Magpul, which took a sidestep from manufacturing firearms, announces that four more Ronin motorcycles are ready for sale.
Out of a total of 47 Ronin bikes, it looks like there are only 17 left at the time of writing, and this is quite successful, considering how special these bikes truly are. Of course, the main thing about these machines is the fact that they are built on the Buell 1125R platform.

Make no mistake, these ARE original Buells, and if you fancy adding one to your collection, these machines may very well be the last new ones you can lay hands on, with all that comes with owning such a motorcycle.

From the old Buell, only the engine, frame, swingarm, and wheels were retained, with the rest being designed and fabricated by Magpul for the Ronin project specifically. The list includes the new exhaust the rear subframe with the seat and tank, and of course, the majestic front end.

Ronin machines come with a linkage fork that also incorporates the oil cooler and the dual stacked headlight. The bars are also custom-made, with minimalist controls, and the bike comes with RFID ignition, making starting it virtually impossible. Cue LED bar-end turn signals and tail light, and die-cast parts, such as mirrors, a battery box that also integrated the rearsets, plus a ton of other cool features that are rare or downright unique in the industry.

Unlike most other bikes, these four bikes, #5 through #2, have received a spectacular, albeit "love it or hate it" paint. Denver, Colorado-based artist Jason Thielke is responsible for #5, named after the Samurai Horibe Kanamaru. Bikes #4 and #3 have been decorated by Scot Lefavor in the vein of contemporary street art.

Ronin #2 bears the unmistakable resemblance to the traditional Japanese graphic art and was painted by Denver artist Samuel Lee Turner. All four bikes will be auctioned this year, so if you thought about getting a Ronin at the base $40,000 (€35,500), maybe you should revise your plans.
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