Roehr Motorcycles has finally gotten the green light from the EPA that the 1250sc meets federal admissions standards; and thus, can start delivery of pre-orders to waiting customers. Thanks to the 10th Amendment and vision of clear skies over Los Angeles, Roehr will still have to complete CARB certification in order to sell to customers here in the Golden State.

Speaking about the snag with those crazy left-coast liberals, Walter Roehrich commented, “We appreciate all the enthusiasm, patience and support from our California customers and plan to start delivering their bikes very soon as well.”

As much as we don’t like the basic concept of the 1250sc, we think Roehr did the right thing here by getting as many bikes out the door as possible for their customers. While Roehr is likely still in bind, by not being able to deliver to the largest motorcycle market in the US, partial delivery is better than none at this point for the Illinois company.

Source: The Kneeslider

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  • terry

    Why do people make a big deal about this bike? It looks like Roehr just took a bunch of parts off of other bikes and threw them together. The front, seat and swingarm look like the MV Agusta. The exhaust the 04-06 R1. The frame from a Bimota. The tank a Ducati. If this is the best example of American Innovation then it’s no wonder there aren’t any true American sportbikes that can compete with the Japanese and European models

  • terry

    For the money they are asking for this thing I’d rather buy a high end Ducati or MV Agusta and have the real thing

  • Jenny Gun

    Terry, I couldn’t agree more…but I wouldn’t stop there, I have some problems on the motor/performance as well (disclaimer: I haven’t ridden the bike and tested it on the butt dyno).

    To be fair though, the Ducati 1098 is a work through the same process, albeit with a little bit of original thought mixed in.

    The 1098 literally looks like someone sat down, and made a list of every great design element they brand has done in the past 10 years. Then made a list of everything other companies have done, and finally made a bike that incorporated as many of those elements as possible. The result is gorgeous, but you can see the bits and pieces of other bikes in it (show a new bike to enough people though, and you’ll hear people say that the swingarm/tail/section/headlight/ looks just like one off a Honda/Suzuki/MV/Ducati without fail).

    This is partially I think due to people just seeing what they want to see. But, it’s not uncommon for “borrowing” to occur in any industry. Besides, there are only so many ways you can shape a fuel tank to fit someone’s legs and hold fuel.

    In this case, I just don’t know if would have borrowed distinct Italian lines for my “born in the USA” motorcycle though.