Erik Buell Racing (EBR), the new firm founded by American maverick Erik Buell in the wake of the closure of Buell by owners Harley-Davidson in 2009, has, as expected, just unveiled its first all-new road machine – the 1190RX superbike.
Set to go on sale in 2014 priced $18,995 (or around £12K), the EBR 1190RX is effectively a road-going evolution of EBR’s earlier 1190RS racer.
It also shares some components and themes common to earlier, Harley-era Buells, such as the signature, rim-mounted front disc brake; massive aluminium twin spar frame which doubles as the machine’s fuel tank and Rotax-built V-twin engine, as first developed for the old Buell 1125R and CR.
According to EBR, the new RX’s engine, now displaciing 1190cc, puts out a claimed 185bhp at 10,600rpm along with 101.6ftlbs of torque at 8200rpm.
Full story in next week’s MCN – out Wednesday 23 October.