Magpul Ronin 1125R – A Samurai Looking for a Master

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It has been some time since we saw the Magpul Ronin concept bike, a re-imagined Buell 1125R that was built by the folks at Magpul Industries — a company more well-known in the gun community than than in motorcycling. Making waves with the design though, Magpul setup a new company, Ronin Motorworks, to explore the idea further. Hiring a team of designers and engineers from the motorcycle industry, the result of this endeavor is the Magpul Ronin 1125R sport bike, of which 47 examples will be made, in honor of the 47 Ronin story from feudal Japan.

A fitting metaphor for the story behind the closure of Buell Motorcycles, the 47 Magpul Ronin 1125R bikes will be built from new Buell 1125 chassis that were stored from the original inventory. While a limited-production machine, one of the cooler details of the Magpul Ronin 1125R is that instead of a number plate scheme for the 47 motorcycles, Ronin Motorworks will name each bike after one of the samurais from the original story.

Ronin Motorworks will debut its first 10 bikes mid-2013, and those machines will come in the concept’s original black and silver paint scheme. Pricing will start at $38,000. Ronin Motoworks is expected to evolve the Magpul Ronin 1125R with each batch, with different specifications and price-points being released until the 47th Magpul Ronin 1125R rolls out of the company’s Denver facility.



Source: Ronin Motorworks via The Kneeslidder