Erik Buell brought out his newest offering, the EBR 1190RX, which seems to be the more street friendly version of the 1190RS Super Bike, though at 419 pounds, 185 horsepower and 102 foot pounds of torque, we're still looking at a very serious machine here.
The tech specs detailed below are impressive, but let's talk price, MSRP is $18,995! What a difference a partnership with a big company can make. Full scale production is scheduled to begin in December.
Press release follows:
ORLANDO, Fla. – After months of speculation from motorcycle dealers, media and sportbike enthusiasts, Erik Buell Racing (EBR) today unveiled their latest sportbike, the EBR 1190RX, at the American International Motorcycle Exposition (AIMExpo) in Orlando.
While the new, street-legal high performance motorcycle is a direct descendant of EBR’s race-bred limited edition 1190RS Super Bike, the 1190RX features many new rider-focused features and has substantially raised the bar over competitive sportbike offerings. Most notably, the new motorcycle weighs-in at just 419 pounds, yet boasts 185 horsepower and 102 ft.-lbs. of torque from its ET-V2 1190 cc V-Twin engine. Few, if any, production motorcycles have ever produced this level of peak torque. The 1190RX’s wide torque band assures riders that ample power is available in every gear, and 21 traction control settings keep the power within the rider’s control in all road conditions. Aside from boasting the broadest torque band, the new engine delivers a combined highway/city fuel economy of over 40 mpg. Likewise, the hydrocarbons and nitrous oxide exhaust emissions produced by the 1190RX are less than 25% of those allowed by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. Carbon monoxide emissions are just 6% of the level allowed by U.S. federal regulations.
The breakthrough engine design and EBR’s racing-inspired handling features are coupled with all-new styling and scientifically-derived aerodynamics that rival the performance and drivability of any superbike produced by any manufacturer in the world. The multi-function digital instrument gauge cluster allows the rider to adjust performance parameters such as traction control, as well as to access numerous functions including track performance data, service intervals and system diagnostics.
Perhaps the most surprising announcement during the unveiling and accompanying press conference, however, is the 1190RX’s price: The new model is being offered with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of just $18,995.
The EBR 1190RX is completely assembled at EBR’s facility in East Troy, Wis., combining EBR’s in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities with specialized components from world-class suppliers around the globe. Full-scale production is scheduled to begin in December, 2013.
- Type ET-V2: 72° V-Twin, Liquid Cooled, Four-stroke
- Bore x Stroke 4.17 in. x 2.66in. (106 x 67.5 mm)
- Displacement 72.6 cu in. (1190cc)
- Compression Ratio 13.4 : 1
- Fuel Delivery Electronic Fuel injection with 2 port injectors and 2 showerhead injectors
- Peak Torque 101.6 ft-lbs. @ 8200 rpm (137.8 Nm @ 8200 rpm)
- Peak Horsepower 185 hp @ 10,600 rpm
- Overall Length 80.3in. (2040mm.)
- Overall Width 29.0in. (737mm)
- Overall Height 43.7in. (1110mm)
- Seat Height 32.5in. (826mm)
- Ground Clearance 4.7in. (120mm)
- Rake 22.4°
- Trail 3.80in. (96.5mm)
- Lean Angle 55°
- Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal (17.lL)
- Weight (Wet, no fuel) 419lbs. (190kg)
EBR will be exclusive distributor for Hero in North America
And speaking of that big company partnership, it was also announced that Erik Buell Racing will be the exclusive distributor of Hero brand motorcycles and scooters in North America beginning in the summer of 2014. It looks like both Erik Buell and Hero are winners in this arrangement. Erik gets the financial stability and backing necessary to bring out a bike like the 1190RX at a realistic price while Hero gets the opportunity to bring their bikes to North America in conjunction with a recognizable name.
Those dealers will have everything from scooters to razor edged sport bikes like the 1190RX. Erik had stated previously a stand alone Buell dealer would have had a very hard time surviving economically. This Buell and Hero combination looks like it could be a winner.
Link: Erik Buell Racing