Indian manufacturer Hero MotoCorp revealed a new 249cc sportbike developed with the help of Erik Buell Racing. Hero is calling the HX250R for now, though the name may change before it enters production in the second half of the year. Whatever the name, the HX250R will be Hero’s flagship model and the company’s weapon against […]
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.