New surrounding Erik Buell Racing and its 1190RS street bike continue to pour in, as the company has announced a three-year title partnership deal with AMSOIL for the Erik Buell Racing AMA Pro Superbike team.
While the news of race sponsorship is certainly good for Erik Buell and his crew (Geoff May will continue at the helm of the #99 race bike), we think the company’s goal of debuting the EBR 1190RS as its race bike starting at the Infineon round in May is what will really excite Buell’s legion of fans.
EBR will start with last year’s 1125RR at Daytona, and expects to switch to the then homologated 1190RS, with its larger displacement, starting at West Coast Moto Jam held in May at the Sonoma track.
“AMSOIL is very happy to be involved with EBR with their new street motorcycles. We saw a great match in the way they are using the extreme world of racing to push their new 1190 to the maximum so they can be sure it will be over-built for street use,” said Jeremy Meyer, Race Program Manager of AMSOIL Racing.
For a group of people that seemed down and out just over a year ago, things have certainly turned around for Buell. Keep your eyes out tomorrow for an official launch of the Erik Buell Racing 1190RS street bike from the Indy Dealer Expo, until then feast your eyes on Buell’s latest teaser shots of the 1190RS.
Source: Erik Buell Racing