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Old 09-30-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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Ronin The47 - how about it? (Magpul weapons manufacturer motorcycle)

Discuss, speak, tell us what you know about this.

http://www.the47.com/#design

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Old 09-30-2014, 02:45 PM   #2
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interesting....

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Old 09-30-2014, 02:52 PM   #3
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I know Magpul left CO do to magazine restrictions.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:08 PM   #4
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The thing is - Magpul by and large made things that made weapons better, more usuable, etc. Other than the cool factor, I simply do not see anything on that bike that says "You will be able to ride me longer, more comfortably, more effectively, more tactically, more XXX."

If it's just a design for design works and as rich people's art pieces for cool guy's living rooms ... from what I know of Magpul that was never the style of products they've made in the past.

So ... I hate to say it ... but instead of it, I'd like to see Magpul design a bike that can be run over by a pickup truck and keep working just like they did to their first ground-breaking products - their magazines. If not pickup truck capable, at least give us something that fits in with what the brand centered itself around.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:26 PM   #5
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:03 PM   #6
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They crashed a Buell and built ratbike?
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:23 PM   #7
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They crashed a Buell and built ratbike?
That's what I was thinking. Looks like an 1125 Rotax with a Buell frame.
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:28 PM   #8
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It would depend on if it fits you or not. The total lack of wind protection could be a problem at "Go to Jail" speeds.
Whether the girder fork is an improvement is yet to be proven. One thing they tout in their features list is the one piece battery tray with both foot rest cast as one piece. A plain bad and expensive to replace idea.

How much $$$ ?
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:39 PM   #9
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That's what I was thinking. Looks like an 1125 Rotax with a Buell frame.
It's a Buell 1125R with a Hossack type front end. Kind of like a K1200R but with a five foot shorter wheelbase.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:43 PM   #10
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It would depend on if it fits you or not. The total lack of wind protection could be a problem at "Go to Jail" speeds.
Whether the girder fork is an improvement is yet to be proven. One thing they tout in their features list is the one piece battery tray with both foot rest cast as one piece. A plain bad and expensive to replace idea.

How much $$$ ?
This first model will be the least expensive from what I've read. $37,000 each, and they report losing money on each one at that.
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:16 PM   #11
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About Ronin

The Magpul Ronin was a concept bike made as a design experiment to see what could be done with the 1125s frame, engine and swing arm. The original Ronin concept was the result and the bike was shown at the 2010 SHOT Show in the Magpul booth.

Being a concept bike it was designed to elicit a response and people either love it or hate it. In the end there was enough interest in the bike to see what would happen if we attempted to build a limited production run. The primary mission was to redesign the concept to be manufacture-able while not losing the rawness of the original Ronin.

The benefit to us is not in the manufacturing and sale of the bikes. It is the education in many new manufacturing methods and technology that will be valuable in future product development on other areas of our primary business.

I hope this helps in explaining what mission the bike was designed for. I will check back here and answer any other questions you have on the project.


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Old 10-01-2014, 07:44 AM   #12
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As someone who owns several Magpul products, I find this rather interesting.


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Old 10-01-2014, 02:52 PM   #13
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As someone who owns a few Magpul products ... as stated earlier, I find it disturbing they'd step so far away from the cornerstones of improvement, far more usable for longer periods of time, and nearly unbreakable ... but we'll see. That black bike could be a "ride it 700 miles each day for a week" bike?

So this just came out of left field. I was watching an interview with Bravo Company's founder ... and, well, guess who else is thinking about doing the same damned thing?

Gentlemen, tune into right about 6:50 in this video for even more breaking news.



I'm not a guy who gets off on the cool factor of my black weapons enough to go jerking off to all these weapon companies making bikes. There are plenty of fanboys out there with plenty of money, so I have no doubt they'll get sold ... all I want to know is "How much better are they - or is this really all about looks and branding?"
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:37 PM   #14
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As someone who owns a few Magpul products ... as stated earlier, I find it disturbing they'd step so far away from the cornerstones of improvement, far more usable for longer periods of time, and nearly unbreakable ... but we'll see. That black bike could be a "ride it 700 miles each day for a week" bike?
As stated before the Magpul concept built in 2010 was done as a design exercise. Taking that handbuilt concept and redesigning it into a production motorcycle was a manufacturing exercise.

As such the Ronin's mission is not to be a daily driver bike but be an education for us in small scale manufacturing.

http://vimeo.com/96428318

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Old 10-01-2014, 06:58 PM   #15
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Well, it's very Mad Max. I like it, practical or not.
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