Erik Buell Racing Reveals 1190RS Details, Hints at Three New Models

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Erik Buell Racing has released new information about its upcoming 1190RS streetbike including pricing and hints of three new models, the RX, SX and AX.

But first the 1190RS. First revealed back in February, the 2012 EBR 1190RS is the first new streetbike to carry Buell’s name since Harley-Davidson discontinued the original Buell Motorcycle brand.

Revealed on the newly revamped Erik Buell Racing website, the 1190RS’s engine is a liquid-cooled V-Twin claiming 175 hp at 9750rpm and 97 ft-lb. at 9100rpm. As previously reported, the 1190RS will use Ohlins suspension. The front brake uses an 8-piston caliper and is equipped with cooling ducts.

Erik Buell Racing confirmed it will start off with a limited run of 100 1190RS model, as each one uses a modified version of the Buell 1125R’s Rotax engine. The base EBR 1190RS will have a price tag of $39,999 while the Carbon Package is an extra $4,000. The 2012 EBR 1190RS will be available in four colors: Abraxas Inferno, Boreas Frost, Burnt Armor and Pitch Black.

As for the three new models, Buell isn’t revealing very much apart from the letters RX, SX and AX. The X would suggest the three models will share a common platform, but they likely won’t use the 1125R-based engine powering the 1190RS. Production will also likely be in higher numbers than the 1190RS. Based on Buell Motorcycle’s product offerings and nomenclature, the RX will probably be a sportbike, the SX a standard like the Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX and the AX a dual sport (A for Adventure?) like the Buell Ulysses.

More pictures and specs available after the jump.

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2011 Erik Buell Racing 1190RS Preview

[Source: Erik Buell Racing]

1190RS SPECS

Engine

Type Liquid cooled V twin
Bore X Stroke 4.17 x 2.66 (106 x 67.5 mm)
Displacement 72.6 cu 1190 CC
Compression Ratio 13.6 :1
Fuel Delivery Dual 61mm throttle bodies
Exhaust Primary + Secondary
Peak Torque 97 ft-lbs @ 9400 rpm
Peak Horsepower 175 hp @ 9750 rpm

Drivetrain

Primary Drive Gear, 36/65
Final Drive 520 Chain, 16/41
Clutch Wet multi-plate, slipper
Transmission Ratios:
1st 2.46
2nd 1.75
3rd 1.38
4th 1.17
5th 1.04
6th 0.96

Dimensions

Seat Height 30.5″ (775 mm)
Rake 22
Trail 3.4″ (86 mm)
Lean Angle 55
Front Tire 120/70R- 17
Rear Tire 190/55R-17
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal (17.1 L)
Wet Weight (No Fuel) 389 lbs (176 kg)

Chassis

Frame Aluminum frame with integral fuel reservoir
Swingarm Optimized stiffness aluminum
Front Suspension 43 mm Öhlins inverted fork, adjustable compression damping, rebound damping adjustable spring preload
Rear Suspension Öhlins fully adjustable TTX coil over monoshock with remote reservoir
Front Wheel 3.5″ x 17″ magnesium
Rear Wheel 6.0″ x 17″ magnesium
Front Brake ISO finned rotor, 8 piston caliper with cooling duct

2012 1190RS

Colors Abraxas Inferno, Boreas Frost, Burnt Armor or Pitch Black
MSRP $39,999
Carbon Package Add $4,000
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  • J.D. Reed

    pretty cool scoot

  • MySteedAwaits

    Okay…now I just need to win the lottery. Or for EBR to make a version of the 1190 in the sub 15000.00 range so I can afford it.

  • Daniel

    Best wishes to Erik Buell Racing! I hope to see the Buell name back in the main stream bike market some day. The Ulysses was the best bike I ever seen! Some day I hope to own a Buell.

  • Jay Dee

    I own a Buell Firebolt and will never part with it. I hope Erik bounces back with more affordable bikes than the 1190RS (which is awesome). Harley did Erik no favours and now the factory in East Troy is beginning to remove the cobwebs and remove the dust. Motorcycling needs people like Erik Buell!