The 2012 EBR 1190 RS will shock even the most experienced sport bike rider with its performance, styling and handling. Problem is, Erik Buell Racing is only making 100 of them. Including a handful with the Carbon Edition Package. Own a piece of motorcycle history.
2012 EBR 1190RS – Press Release
Buell launches first production bike – 175bhp EBR 1190RS
Buell has announced its return to motorcycle production with the launch of its first production model as an independent manufacturer.
A year after being cut-off by parent company Harley-Davidson, Erik Buell Racing has launched the 175bhp EBR 1190RS.
Powered by a liquid-cooled V-Twin 1190cc engine, the Buell is fully cloaked in carbon fibre to provide significant weight reductions and provide a stealthy black finish.
The bike features Ohlins USD forks that are completely adjustable and in order to maximize grip while cornering and provide plenty of feel, the 1190RS is fitted with Ohlins’ TTX coil over monoshock.
Unfortunately, the sporting pedigree of the first Erik Buell Racing model does come at a price, with the bike going on sale for around $40,000 (£24,775). The carbon fibre package adds a further $4,000 to that price tag.
|Type||Liquid cooled V twin|
|Bore X Stroke||4.17 x 2.66 (106 x 67.5 mm)|
|Displacement||72.6 cu 1190 CC|
|Compression Ratio||13.6 :1|
|Fuel Delivery||Dual 61mm throttle bodies|
|Exhaust||Primary + Secondary|
|Peak Torque||97 ft-lbs @ 9400 rpm|
|Peak Horsepower||175 hp @ 9750 rpm|
|Primary Drive||Gear, 36/65|
|Final Drive||520 Chain, 16/41|
|Clutch||Wet multi-plate, slipper|
|Seat Height||30.5″ (775 mm)|
|Trail||3.4″ (86 mm)|
|Front Tire||120/70R- 17|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 gal (17.1 L)|
|Wet Weight (No Fuel)||389 lbs (176 kg)|
|Frame||Aluminum frame with integral fuel reservoir|
|Swingarm||Optimized stiffness aluminum|
|Front Suspension||43 mm Öhlins inverted fork, adjustable compression damping, rebound damping adjustable spring preload|
|Rear Suspension||Öhlins fully adjustable TTX coil over monoshock with remote reservoir|
|Front Wheel||3.5″ x 17″ magnesium|
|Rear Wheel||6.0″ x 17″ magnesium|
|Front Brake||ISO finned rotor, 8 piston caliper with cooling duct|
|Carbon Package||Add $4,000|
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Carbon and Pitch Black
About EBR” Eric Buell Racing”
Building motorcycles without compromise. It’s been Erik Buell’s dream for more than 30 years. It’s no longer a dream.
Introducing Erik Buell Racing.
EBR is the very definition of the American spirit. Motorcycles designed and manufactured in East Troy, Wisconsin embodying superb technology from around the world. Whether it’s Austrian four-stroke, liquid-cooled power plants or Swedish suspension components, EBR engineers global performance integration into every model.
We’re starting slowly, building only 100 of our inaugural 1190RS models. After that, we’ll ramp up with more production and other models.
Perhaps you’d like to be a part of motorcycle history by owning one of the first EBRs to roll off the line. Maybe you’re just curious to see what we can do with nobody looking over our shoulder. Whatever your interest level, we can promise the ballsiest American sport motorcycles ever built.
Upright and Roaring
Before he was a successful engineer/motorcycle designer/motorcycle manufacturer, Erik Buell was a motorcycle racer. And like any good racer, when you get knocked down, you get right back up.
Well Erik is not only back up, he and the rest of us are running hard and fast.
We think like racers, making decisive, aggressive and calculated decisions. But we also think like passionate riders. We make bikes that we want to ride. Most of all, we feed off Erik and his fire-in-the-gut passion to build fast, magnificently engineered motorcycles.