How Do You Build an Erik Buell Racing 1190RS?

04/16/2011 @ 7:22 pm, by Jensen Beeler8 COMMENTS

Erik Buell Racing finally has its own official YouTube channel, which is sort of strange considering how well the small company has taken to the internet and viral marketing. Sidestepping that oddity, there is of course the issue of what good is there in having a YouTube channel if it doesn’t have a video — not to worry, the folks at EBR have our backs there. We’re not sure if the EBR 1190RS is the great white hope of American sportbikes, but we like Buell’s gumption and grit to start anew in one of the worst economic climates since WWII.

For some weekend eyecandy, feast your eyes on a time lapse video of the Erik Buell Racing 1190RS motor being built, along with some cool footage of the Erik Buell Racing’s streetbike being tested on the dyno. Only 100 EBR 1190RS street machines will be made, at a price Erik Buell Racing calls comparable to “the┬áprice of a top of the line┬áminivan,” which sounds pretty steep for a motorcycle, but will help the Wisconsin company comply with AMA homologation regulations, and race the EBR 1190RS at Infineon later this May.

Source: Erik Buell Racing (YouTube)

  • Philip

    Thanks for sharing this Jensen, that shit was beautiful!

  • spanner

    very nice!

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  • MikeD

    Nice ! …wish i had that many cc’s on my SV1000…i would be doing way less shifting than i usually do.

  • Mike L.

    Only 100? at $40k each? They will sell exactly 2.

  • Bill

    Great vid. Way to go Eric, some ppl you just can’t keep down. Glad to see your one of them!

    On a side note, anyone know what Rims those are on the bike, while its on the dyno?

  • buellracerx

    very cool, that’s an engine to be reckoned with – can’t wait to see Geoff on the 1190!

    Bill – it looks like the front is a new mag design based on the original XB ZTL wheel

  • AlexOnTwoWheels

    Haha, “the price of a top-of-the-line Minivan”? WTF? that is the lamest possible comparison he could have made. It’s like saying you can get a really good racing helmet for the price of a costco sized industrial pack of tampons, or get 30 more horsepower for as much as it costs to be castrated?!?!?!

    Still excited about this bike, but i agree it sounds way to expensive. And way too “Mini-vanny”.