"Erik Buell Racing", producting an American motorcycle today means understanding what kind of engineering and componentry will make the bike its absolute best - no matter where it comes from. So, with global partnerships in full effect, EBR Motorcycle re designing and building motorcycles like the 2012 EBR 1190 RS that will make the world sit up and pay attention to red, white and blue output.
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 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.
2012 EBR 1190 RS Specifications
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)
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
Carbon Package Add $4,000
Abraxas Inferno and Burnt Armor
Boreas Frost and Burnt Armor
Carbon and Pitch Black