Erik Buell Racing Teases Us Some More

08/08/2013 @ 3:25 pm, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS


Erik Buell Racing continues to tease its upcoming models on the company’s Facebook page, and to compliment the two-seater ass shot from several weeks ago, EBR has posted up a shot of a bike hiding in the shadows, with its LED marker lights illuminated.

Though Erik Buell Racing has purposefully doctored the photo, so we can’t decipher more of this bike’s details, the big reveal here is the new headlight design for EBR that replaces the very Roehr/MV Agsuta setup found on the EBR 1190RS.

Is this a shot of the expected Erik Buell Racing 1190RX, or our first glimpse of the Erik Buell Racing 1190SX, which is expected to be a naked-version of the RX? Well that’s up for debate.

The headlight certainly seems to suggest something very aggressive, which would seem to be more fitting for a streetfighter-style machine.

However, it is not known whether EBR intends to ditch the headlight style from the 1190RS for the 1190RX, though we would tend to think it remains to keep continuity between the model’s origins.

Thankfully, we don’t have to speculate for too long. Along with the photo (full version below), Erik Buell Racing left this message, “And in the darkness, something lurks, waiting hungrily for feeding time in the fall…” Stay tuned sport bike fans.


Source: Erik Buell Racing (Facebook)

  • It looks generic – he would be well served I think with more input before he goes to far down that path again.

  • And whoever wrote that press isn’t doing him any favors either.

  • Halfie30

    @ twoversion: Too Generic? You can barely make out a tire and some LEDs and its generic already… Wow! What an eye for design! If they want to sell more bikes, these things are going to have to be more “generic” any way to keep cost down… Can’t wait to see the bike (bikes?) this fall and get you opinion then.

  • Gonzo


    So What?

  • MajorTom

    I thought the overhead fan was nice. Is it standard or an option?

  • @Halfie30 – the headlight is like the RC8 in that it clearly dominates the front of the bike, it’s at least 20% wider and has some kind of random led pattern that looks like it may be part of Magnetos uniform in some future X-Men movie. Unless it’s going to have a massive wide fender there is little to change the perception of the front, in black all you will see is a glasslike block.

    I know your going to argue for fun but the fact is that the sales numbers of the old bikes told the story. And a large part of that is when your riding all day, whats the one thing you look at almost all the time? The gauge cluster. Which is exactly why you don’t make it look like it was designed for a cheap scooter.

    Just because something is low volume doesn’t mean it has to look cheap it just means you have to be more creative or charge a few bucks more.

  • Mack

    The RS type headlight is being ditched for the RX, that photo is the RX, talking with some folk in the know, they said Erik was doing something trick on the RX.