World Superbike testing at Phillip Island came to a close today, and when the dust settled, reigning champion Tom Sykes stamped his authority, setting the fastest time of the test at 1:30.239, just five thousandths shy of the outright lap record held by Carlos Checa. The time was set during the morning session of testing, […]
2014 EBR Motorcycles 1190RX Preview
Erik Buell throws another punch at the sportbike market with the impressive new 1190RX revealed today at the inaugural AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida. Although based on the existing low-production 1190RS, EBR reps claim there are 426 new parts on the RX.
Highlights include full-color TFT instrumentation, a 21-level traction-control system and an LED headlight. Lightweight materials, including a magnesium subframe, keep pounds down to just 419 ready to ride (but without fuel).
Also some impressive numbers to note: 185 horsepower; 102 ft-lb of torque; and a 186-plus-mph top speed. And the most important number: $18,995 for an MSRP.
And one final note: EBR is taking its 1190 to the World Superbike championship in 2014! Riders have yet to be announced.
Stay tuned for more information on the new EBR Motorcycles 1190RX in the coming days.