When Harley-Davidson quit building the Buell 1125, the guys at Ronin Motor Works were upset — and they decided to do something about it. The Ronin 47 Motorcycle is the result. Based on the 1125, this striking conversion ditches the original's Showa forks for a cast aluminum alloy linkage fork, with easy fine-tuning available via a Penske mono-shock. There's also a radiator front-and-center to help cool down the notoriously hot Rotax-designed motor, alongside stacked low and high beam headlights. Other notable changes include a new exhaust system, new controls, new gauges, a new seat, a new LED taillight, and a new RFID-enabled key for push-button starting. Named after the Japanese folktale The 47 Ronin, only 47 uniquely samurai-named bikes will be available.
With a design that resembles a Transformer's head from straight on, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R Motorcycle leaves little doubt as to its sinister intentions. At its heart is an all-new, 998cc inline four cylinder engine that's paired with a hyper-efficient supercharger to generate an insane 300hp. The company's Aerospace division crafted the jet fighter-like lines of the carbon fiber bodywork, and a host of advanced systems like KTRC traction control, KEBC engine braking control, and KLCM launch control help keep you on the road. Or should we say track — since the authorities have deemed the Ninja H2R too extreme for the street, you'll only be riding this one on race day.