2012 Erik Buell Racing “EBR” 1190 RS

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.

ebr, erik buell racing, 2012 erik buell racing, 2012 ebr 1190 rs2012 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
Transmission Ratios:
1st 2.46
2nd 1.75
3rd 1.38
4th 1.17
5th 1.04
6th 0.96


Seat Height 30.5″ (775 mm)
Rake 22
Trail 3.4″ (86 mm)
Lean Angle 55
Front Tire 120/70R- 17
Rear Tire 190/55R-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

2012 1190RS

MSRP $39,999
Carbon Package Add $4,000
Abraxas Inferno and Burnt Armor
Boreas Frost and Burnt Armor
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.


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