The Erik Buell Racing 1190RX is one of the sport bikes that we have been anxious to see this year, as it is EBR’s encore model to the EBR 1190RS superbike. A more consumer-oriented machine, the EBR 1190RX is an important release for the small American brand, and it is debuting this week at the inaugural AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida.
Leaking ahead of the show, we can see that the EBR 1190RX doesn’t stray too far from the lines of the EBR 1190RS, though it does feature a pillion and a slightly modified exhaust can. Minus the race-ready suspension, wheels, bodywork, etc the 2014 Erik Buell Racing 1190RX looks ready to come off the track and head for the street. We will know in due time whether the headlight has been revised, as EBR teased a very aggressive front lamp only two months ago.
At the show, we expect Erik Buell Racing to release pricing and full technical specs on the new EBR 1190RX. We also expect to hear more about Hero MotoCorp’s investment in Erik Buell Racing, which hopefully means that EBR is close to debuting a more robust dealer network as well a more complete model lineup — something the brand needs desperately to survive.
Along that vein, if we are really luckily Erik Buell Racing will release some more info on its EBR 1190SX and EBR 1190AX models, which are expected respectively to be streetfighter and adventure models that are based off the 1190RS platform. More news as we get it.