More details on 1190RS and three more bikes on the way
ERIK BUELL RACING is the phoenix from the ashes of the original Buell firm and unveiled its first road bike, the 1190RS, in February this year. Now the company has a new website and is hinting at further new models.
First let's look at the 1190RS. The new site confirms that just 100 of the machines – loosely based on the now-defunct 1125R but with power boosted to 175bhp, new suspension and far better styling – will be made, with “a handful” being the 'Carbon Edition' version as shown in these pictures.
Price-wise, the 1190R comes in at $39,999 (£24,650) with the carbon version costing an extra $4000 (£2465). Check out the full specs below.
Furthermore, the new website reveals the names of three more machines that are under development. The future models are the “RX”, “SX” and “AX” but the site gives no further details. The shared “X” in the names hints that all three bikes will use the same basis and they probably won't use the 1190 engine, as that's hand-made by EBR, based on the Rotax-made twin from the old 1125R.
Best guesses for the new machines are that they'll be higher-volumes production bikes than the 1190RS and that they'll fill the shoes of the major models in the old Buell range that was closed down by its owner, Harley-Davidson, in 2009. That means one would be a full-faired race rep (RX?), another a naked street bike (SX?) and the third an adventure bike (AX?).
Engine Type Liquid cooled V twinBore X Stroke 4.17 x 2.66 (106 x 67.5 mm)Displacement 72.6 cu 1190 CCCompression Ratio 13.6 :1Fuel Delivery Dual 61mm throttle bodiesPeak Torque 97 ft-lbs @ 9400 rpmPeak Horsepower 175 hp @ 9750 rpm
Seat Height 30.5″ (775 mm)Rake 22Trail 3.4″ (86 mm)Lean Angle 55Front Tire 120/70R- 17Rear Tire 190/55R-17Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal (17.1 L)Wet Weight (No Fuel) 389 lbs (176 kg)
Frame Aluminum frame with integral fuel reservoirSwingarm Optimized stiffness aluminumFront Suspension 43 mm Öhlins inverted fork, adjustable compression damping, rebound damping adjustable spring preloadRear Suspension Öhlins fully adjustable TTX coil over monoshock with remote reservoirFront Wheel 3.5″ x 17″ magnesiumRear Wheel 6.0″ x 17″ magnesiumFront Brake ISO finned rotor, 8 piston caliper with cooling duct
Colors Abraxas Inferno, Boreas Frost, Burnt Armor or Pitch BlackMSRP $39,999Carbon Package Add $4,000
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I looked at the price and the first thing I thought about was how much cheaper it was than the MV Agusta Series Oro and the Ducati Desmosedici that two co-workers have.
The 1190RS review in the recent issue of CYCLE WORLD summed it up when it said that the EBR 1190RS made the Ducati feel like a truck.
I was interesting to watch Geoff May, who'd down some 30HP with the old 1125, consistently brake later and have better corner times. Looking at the splits from the last couple races, where he's consistently been in the top 10, if he hadn't been loosing the 1.5 seconds on each and every straight . . he'd have lapped a couple folks.
I see interesting times ahead for ERIK BUELL RACING !
Posted: 16/06/2011 at 16:19
this is not your run-of-the-mill kawi/zuki/onda
only 100 will be made (read: this is not a bike for the masses) so, yes it is to expensive for you .... i guess you should have listened to your parents and went to college.
starting at $40K, "if you have to ask; you can't afford it" rings true
Posted: 16/06/2011 at 18:39
Buells in the old days were unusual and affordable though. It's a shame these aren't affordable to most people. It looks stunning. Guess I won't be getting another Buell trackday for my birthday on one of these
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Posted: 16/06/2011 at 21:34
Gee will the little 1190 still be legal in the 600 class ?
Did you see the Story about the guy who paid 125K for that big ass boulder and now is going to pay 1.5 million to have it moved.
He might want a Buell Maybe they should call him
Posted: 16/06/2011 at 22:59
>>>>It's a shame these aren't affordable to most people.I bought my first Buell over 25 years ago and it was about $18,000 with a couple options, taxes and so forth. I also bought a brand new Ford Mustang for about $2,200.
Over the years, the prices of Buell fell rapidly . . . right into line with competitive motorcycles. I doubt it will be very long before the products (there are 3 well into the development stage at this point) from Erik Buell Racing do the same.
Personally I am thrilled to see an American company, composed of a group of intensely passionate enthusiasts doing things with handling, braking, wheel weights and power:weight numbers that larger companies, given their best efforts, have come up short on. It speaks volumes about innovation and creativity.
Many folks will appreciate what goes into the Erik Buell Racing products, some may not. And, for the same reason that Baskin-Robbins found it required 31 flavors to please their customer base, the industry, as a whole, offers more great products than it ever has in history. Face it, since Sears quit making the Allstate . . it's been tough to "really" buy a "bad" motorcycle.
The 1190RS (which due to legal stipulations can use nearly nothing from any prior product from Buell Motorcycle) is an amazing example of excellent engineering.
I'm eager to see this bike in competition. There was a Buell 1190RR racing in Europe last year, against the best Ducati, Aprillia and others could muster, and Harald and Pegasus Race Team had enough points that mathematically they would not even have had to show at the last two races to capture the championship. For a preview of the Erik Buell Racing products in competition check out . . . http://www.pegasusraceteam.com/
The new EBR company is going to be good for the entire industry I think.
Posted: 16/06/2011 at 23:33
The wheels don't match-
who cares, they're 7lbs lighter
obviously not watching
it's to expensive-
another 175rwhp 386lbs wet bike with top notch components for 40k?
give it a chance you might be surprised.
Posted: 16/06/2011 at 23:34
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