This Custom Pike’s Peak Racer Is From A Post Apocalyptic Future
Photos courtesy of Bike EXIF
You’re looking at the Magpul Ronin bike named “Oishi Yoshio”, in honor of the 47 Ronin leader. This unorthodox motorcycle claimed second at the 2015 Pike’s Peak Hillclimb, a feat usually reserved for factory-backed machines and budgets as tall as the peak itself.
Even though the bike has a 185 horsepower EBR 1190RX engine underneath its anime-inspired bodywork, the 375 lbs-when-wet racer was hitting the course for the very first time. The team and its rider, Travis Newbold, are surely overjoyed by its debut.
The story behind this motorcycle has earned it a starring role in Bike EXIF’s new book, The Ride: 2nd Gear. As the sequel to the publication’s much-loved first book, this is one story I can’t wait to read in full soon.