Debuting today at the AIMExpo in Orlando, the 2014 Erik Buell Racing 1190RX superbike is already the talk of the event. Based off the company’s uber-pricey EBR 1190RS racing machine, the EBR 1190RX is the RS’s more affordable, yet still potent, street bike sibling.
Featuring 185 peak horsepower in a 419 lbs bulk (sans fuel), Erik Buell Racing is posting some impressive numbers with the EBR 1190RX, though we think the $18,995 is the figure that will really get people excited. Putting the Erik Buell Racing 1190RX in “Ducati territory” for potential buyers, EBR is now a serious street bike company for enthusiasts to consider.
Diving into the details, the 2014 Erik Buell Racing 1190RX comes with a 21-setting traction control system (more settings is better, right?), and also features a color digital dash. With a top torque figure of 101.6 lbs•ft at 8,200 rpm, the EBR 1190RX on paper sounds like a peaky beast, though its dyno graph tells a different story.
The headlight is a full LED unit, and flanks the redesigned air intake, while the Suspension is Show Big Piston forks up front, and a full adjustable Showa shock for the rear. Unsurprisingly, Buell’s ZTL single-disc braking design is implemented on the EBR 1190RX, which should be fine as long as you keep the bike off the race track.
America, you have wanted a real American sport bike for some time now. Here is your chance.
2014 Erik Buell Racing 1190RX Technical Specifications:
|Type||ET-V2: 72° V-Twin, Liquid Cooled, Four-stroke|
|Bore x Stroke||4.17 in. x 2.66in. (106 x 67.5 mm)|
|Displacement||72.6 cu in. (1190cc)|
|Compression Ratio||13.4 : 1|
|Fuel Delivery||Electronic Fuel injection with 2 port injectors and 2 showerhead injectors|
|Exhaust||Primary + Secondary|
|Peak Torque||101.6 ft-lbs. @ 8200 rpm (137.8 Nm @ 8200 rpm)|
|Peak Horsepower||185 hp @ 10,600 rpm|
|Primary Drive||Gear Drive 36/65|
|Final Drive||520 Z-ring chain, 16/41|
|Clutch||Hydraulic actuation, vacuum operated slipper|
|Overall Length||80.3in. (2040mm.)|
|Overall Width||29.0in. (737mm)|
|Overall Height||43.7in. (1110mm)|
|Seat Height||32.5in. (826mm)|
|Ground Clearance||4.7in. (120mm)|
|Front Tire||Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 120/70 ZR-17|
|Rear Tire||Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 190/55 ZR-17|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 gal (17.lL)|
|Weight (Wet, no fuel)||419lbs. (190kg)|
|Load Capacity||375lbs. (170kg)|
|Frame||Aluminum frame with integral fuel reservoir|
|Swingarm||Optimized stiffness aluminum|
|Front Suspension||Showa, inverted big piston front forks|
|Rear Suspension||Showa, single shock without linkage|
|Front Wheel||17 x 3.5 Aluminum|
|Rear Wheel||17 x 6.0 Aluminum|
|Front Brake||386mm (15.19in.) Single perimeter rotor, 8 piston inside-out caliper|
|Rear Brake||220mm (8.66in.) Disc, 2-piston Hayes Performance Brakes Caliper|
|2014 EBR 1190RX|
|Body Colors||Strike Yellow, Racing Red, & Galactic Black|
Source: Erik Buell Racing