A lot of us have been waiting for more details on the new Buell 1190RR ever since references to it appeared on the Erik Buell Racing website. Wait no more, the bike is here. The image looks a lot like the bike in the photo we saw last November, which may mean that photo was, indeed, a planned street bike in the new displacement.
The 1190RR is based on the 1125R and 1125RR engine, but supersized for more power and performance. It delivers 93 foot pounds of torque at 9500 rpm and 185 rear wheel horsepower at 11,500 rpm. Brand new 1125 engines are torn down, blueprinted and reassembled with top shelf components to make the Euro Spec 1190 racer. Weight is 360 pounds wet without fuel.
According to the website:
the 1190RR brings engine displacement close to the AMA American Superbike (ASB) class limit for twins and the WSB limit overall. Although it is not currently approved for AMA ASB class racing, this bike can be raced in many classes around the world
The entire Erik Buell Racing website has been redesigned with details of all of the bikes, products and services being offered.
It’s too bad the 1190RR is a racebike only, it would be fascinating to see one of these tested against the current assortment of sport bike offerings from Japan, Italy and elsewhere, though seeing them do battle on the track might be the next best thing. Hmm, 185 RWHP, … not bad, not bad at all.
Link: Erik Buell Racing