While hosting a press rider for the Erik Buell Racing 1190RX at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, EBR unveiled its next street bike, the 2015 Erik Buell Racing 1190SX. Since Asphalt & Rubber, the premier sport bike motorcycle blog, was apparently not invited to the event, we’re a little light on details for our million monthly readers.
However, we do know that the 1190SX is the naked version of the 1190RX, sharing many of the same chassis components. What we don’t know is what Erik Buell Racing has done inside the motor, as motorcycle manufacturers are often prone to detune their streetfighters, to help differentiate them from their superbike counterparts.
Erik Buell strikes us as the kind of man that would be resistant to that trend, if for no other reason than to try something else in the market, cue ZTL brakes, fuel-in-frame chassis designs, and underslung exhaust worshiping. More details as we get them on the 1190SX, but until then, here’s the first photo of the 2015 Erik Buell Racing 1190SX streetfighter.
Based off what we can see on the 1190SX, the design from the 1190RX has been heavily recycled, including the headlight shape. EBR has obviously taken away much of the RX’s fairings to make the SX more naked, but it has retained its now signature exhaust, and other design elements.
Aside from the bikini fairing changes, we spot a standard handlebar as mounted, which will give a more upright sitting position when compared to the RX’s clip-on style bars. The rearsets appear to be in the same position, as does the seat and fuel tank. Hopefully we won’t have long to wait before we know all the details on this machine.