Magpul Ronin, A Buel 1125R Alternative

US-based company Magpul Industries (developers of the Masada rifle) recently revealed another ‘weapon’ for the military and motorcycle fans out there. The Magpul Ronin machine recently saw daylight as an experimental motorcycle project based on the Buell 1125R sport bike.

“The project itself represents the first iteration of a design exercise inspired by interests, hobbies, and passions shared by many within Magpul,” a company statement reads.

"The model 1125R was selected due its high level of performance and aesthetic potential that were never fully realized by Buell as a subsidiary of Harley Davidson.”

Taken from the Japanese word for a samurai who lost his master, the name "Ronin" was chosen after the Buell Motorcycle Company ceased production and closed its doors in 2009. Girder forks, a re-housed shock absorber (moved from under the engine to beneath the rider) and futuristic styling cues give the 1125R a whole new look.

Due to the experimental nature of the project, it is not yet known if Ronin motorcycles or Magpul-designed components for the Buell 1125R will be made available for purchase.  However, this interpretation of the now deceased model could be just what bereaved Buell fans were waiting for.

Seeing the images of the Magpul Ronin from the gallery below we cannot help thinking of it as a ‘mission accomplished’. More information about Project Ronin will be released as the design progresses, so we will keep up to date with any data provided by Magpul.
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