8. Erik Buell's Comeback

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s to never count out Erik Buell. It wasn’t too long ago that we watched a heart-breaking video of Buell discussing Harley-Davidson discontinuing Buell Motorcycles.

But Buell is back with Erik Buell Racing and the brand new 1190RS, the first new streetbike to bear Buell’s name since 2009. The 1190RS is powered by a Rotax-based 1190cc V-Twin engine claiming 175 hp at 9750 rpm and 97 ft-lb. at 9100rpm and a weight (sans fuel) of 389 pounds.

EBR is only building 100 units of the 1190RS at over $39,995 a pop, which may make it unattainable for most consumers. Fear not, however, as Erik Buell Racing is promising three upcoming models: the RX, SX and AX. Stay tuned for more news to come in 2012.

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