2015 Oishi Yoshio Buell EBR 1190RX
Like the mythical phoenix, Ronin rose from the ashes of a dead motorcycle brand — Buell —
and emerged a transformed manufacturer. The “Ōishi Yoshio” is a radical-looking motorcycle,
matching the Buell’s equally radical cast-aluminum frame. The “Ōishi Yoshio” was built around
a Buell racing motor to compete at the Pike’s Peak Hillclimb, where it took second place
against a field of factory-backed racing machines. While ronin means “leaderless samurai,” the
unusual name of the “Ōishi Yoshio” was derived from a powerful samurai leader.
COURTESY OF MANISH KUMAR